Slaughter Cattle Review - Morning

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St. Joseph, MO    Tue, January 15, 2013    USDA Market News Service

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Morning National Slaughter Cattle Review for Monday, 1/14/2013

  Monday saw trading inactive with very light demand in all major feeding regions.
Not enough sales for a market trend. Last week live sales sold from 126.00-128.00
in the Texas Panhandle. In Kansas live sales sold at 126.00. In Nebraska live sales
sold from 125.00-127.00 and dressed sales sold from 202.00-205.00. In Colorado live
sales sold from 125.00-125.50 and dressed sales sold from 203.00-205.00. In the
Western Cornbelt live sales sold mostly at 125.00 and dressed sales sold from 202.00-

Negotiated sales:
Confirmed:       138    Week ago:              629    Year ago:              574
Wk to Date:      138    Week ago to Date:      629    Year ago to Date:      574

Negotiated, Formula and contract purchases delivered to packers today:
Today:        88,000    Week Ago:           86,900    Year Ago:           90,000
Wk to Date:   88,000    Week Ago to Date:   86,900    Year Ago to Date:   90,000

Negotiated, Formula and contract commitments today: (generally for slaughter
within 7 days)
Today:        83,100    Week Ago:           92,100    Year Ago:           65,400
Wk to Date:   83,100    Week Ago to Date:   92,100    Year Ago to Date:   65,400

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          201.00- 201.00avg 201.00
65 - 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg
35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg
0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg
Total all grades           -       avg          201.00- 201.00avg 201.00

Formula purchases: prices established on previous reporting day for 
slaughtered cattle.

Beef Type:                   Domestic:
Head count priced today:        47,000
Weighted avg weight:               858
Weighted avg net price:         204.57

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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