Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon

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St. Joseph, MO    Wed, September 25, 2013    USDA Market News Service

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

Thus far for Wednesday negotiated cash trade was at a standstill in all feeding 
regions. Not enough sales for a market trend. The latest established market was 
last week, with live sale at 124.00 in the Southern Plains. Last week in Nebraska,
live sales traded from 125.00-125.50 with dressed sales at 196.00. In Colorado 
last week, live sales traded at 125.50. In the Western Cornbelt last week, live 
sales traded at 124.00 with dressed sales at 195.00.


Negotiated sales:
Confirmed:          79            Week ago:      324          Year ago:    5,211
Week to Date:    2,845            Week ago:    2,788          Year ago:   13,829

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:        14,500
Weighted avg weight:               845
Weighted avg net price:         197.81

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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