Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon

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St. Joseph, MO    Wed, August 21, 2013    USDA Market News Service

Afternoon National Slaughter Cattle Review as of 2:00 pm Wednesday

So far for Wednesday trading has been inactive on very light demand in all feeding 
regions. Not enough sales for a market trend. Last week in the Southern Plains 
live sales sold at 123.00. In Nebraska and the Western Cornbelt live sold mostly
at 125.00 and dressed sales mostly at 198.00. In Colorado live sales sold from 
125.00-125.50.

Negotiated sales:
Confirmed:         711            Week ago:    1,133          Year ago:    3,132
Week to Date:    3,184            Week ago:    4,288          Year ago:    7,255

Negotiated: prices paid for Domestic Slaughter steers and heifers:
(Information derived from the 5 area weighted average LM_CT100)

Live basis                 Steers                     Heifers
Over 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg
65 - 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg
35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg
0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg
Total all grades           -       avg                -       avg

Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers
Over 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg
65 - 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg
35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg
0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg
Total all grades           -       avg                -       avg


Formula purchases: prices established thus far today for slaughtered 
cattle.

Beef Type:                   Domestic:
Head count priced today:        10,800
Weighted avg weight:               842
Weighted avg net price:         197.37

Covers transactions reported at 2:00 pm today.  Comments and market conditions
may include information gathered from voluntary sources, all prices, weights
and head counts are only those gathered through the mandatory reporting system.

Source:  USDA Market News Service, St Joseph, MO
         (816)-238-0678 or (816)-676-7000 e-mail:  stjoe.lgmn@ams.usda.gov
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/lm_ct131.txt

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