Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon

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St. Joseph, MO    Tue, September 10, 2013    USDA Market News Service

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

Thus far for Tuesday, negotiated cash trade was inactive on light demand in the 
Southern and Northern Plains with mostly inactive trade on light demand in the 
Western Cornbelt. The latest established market was last week with live sales mostly 
at 123.00 in the Southern Plains and Nebraska. Last week in Nebraska dressed sales 
traded mostly at 194.00 with a few up to 195.00. In Colorado last week, live sales 
traded mostly at 124.00. In the Western Cornbelt for the previous week, live sales 
traded from 122.00-122.50 with dressed sales from 193.00-195.00.

Negotiated sales:
Confirmed:       1,487            Week ago:      149          Year ago:      105
Week to Date:    2,138            Week ago:      149          Year ago:      999

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      193.00-193.00 avg 193.00   193.00-193.00 avg 193.00
35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg
0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg
Total all grades     193.00-193.00 avg 193.00   193.00-193.00 avg 193.00

Formula purchases: prices established thus far today for slaughtered 

Beef Type:                   Domestic:
Head count priced today:        18,200
Weighted avg weight:               834
Weighted avg net price:         194.52

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:

1530c  staff


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