Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon, November 04, 2013    USDA Market News Service

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

Thus far for Monday trading has been inactive on very light demand in all major
feeding regions. Not enough sales for a market trend. Last week in the Southern
Plains, the Texas Panhandle saw live sales from 132.00-133.00. In Kansas live sales
sold at 132.00. For the prior week in the Northern Plains Nebraska live and dressed 
sales sold mostly at 132.00 and 207.00, respectively. In Colorado live sale sold at 
133.00. In Iowa/Minnesota for the previous week live and dressed sales sold mostly 
at 132.00 and 208.00, respectively.

Negotiated sales:
Confirmed:         182            Week ago:      163          Year ago:       88
Week to Date:      182            Week ago:      163          Year ago:       88

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          208.00-208.00 avg 208.00
65 - 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg
35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg
0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg
Total all grades           -       avg          208.00-208.00 avg 208.00

Formula purchases: prices established thus far today for slaughtered 

Beef Type:                   Domestic:
Head count priced today:        20,500
Weighted avg weight:               843
Weighted avg net price:         210.97

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:

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