Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon

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St. Joseph, MO    Tue, August 19, 2014    USDA Market News Service

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

So far for Tuesday in the Southern and Northern Plains negotiated cash trading has
been at a standstill. In the Western Cornbelt negotiated cash trading has been
inactive on very light demand. Not enough sales for a market trend. Last week in the
Texas Panhandle live sales sold at 155.00 on a very light test. In Kansas live sales
sold at 155.00. For the prior week in Nebraska live sales sold mostly from 154.00-
156.00 and dressed sales sold mostly from 244.00-245.00. In Colorado live sales sold 
at 157.00 on a very light test. For the previous weekin the Western Cornbelt live 
sales sold from 154.00-155.00 and dressed sales sold mostly at 240.00.

Negotiated sales:
Confirmed:         513            Week ago:    7,719          Year ago:      599
Week to Date:      799            Week ago:    9,397          Year ago:    1,510

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      153.00-153.00 avg 153.00         -       avg
65 - 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg
35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg
0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg
Total all grades     153.00-153.00 avg 153.00         -       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 

Beef Type:                   Domestic:
Head count priced today:        18,500
Weighted avg weight:               866
Weighted avg net price:         252.01

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)-676-7000 e-mail:

1530c  staff


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