Slaughter Cattle Review - Morning

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St. Joseph, MO    Wed, January 16, 2013    USDA Market News Service

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Morning National Slaughter Cattle Review for Tuesday, 1/15/2013

Tuesday trading in the Southern and Northern Plains was at a standstill. In the 
Western Cornbelt trading was inactive with very light demand. Not enough sales
for a market trend. Last week live sales sold from 126.00-128.00in 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 202.00-203.00.

Negotiated sales:
Confirmed:       785    Week ago:           14,499    Year ago:              368
Wk to Date:      923    Week ago to Date:   15,128    Year ago to Date:      942

Negotiated, Formula and contract purchases delivered to packers today:
Today:        86,400    Week Ago:           88,000    Year Ago:           80,600
Wk to Date:  174,500    Week Ago to Date:  174,800    Year Ago to Date:  170,600

Negotiated, Formula and contract commitments today: (generally for slaughter
within 7 days)
Today:        86,700    Week Ago:           96,200    Year Ago:           67,000
Wk to Date:  169,800    Week Ago to Date:  188,200    Year Ago to Date:  132,500

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     S - Bee- Breedsavg                -       avg
35 - 65% Choice          Pr-     ceavg    Avg         -       avg
0 - 35% Choice           Ra-     geavg  Price         -       avg
Total all grades           -       avg                -       avg

Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers
Over 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg
65 - 80% Choice     BASIS --Beef B avg                -       avg
35 - 65% Choice     Pr     -ce     avgAvg             -       avg
0 - 35% Choice      Ra     -ge     avgPrice           -       avg
Total all grades           -       avg                -       avg

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

Beef Type:                   Domestic:
Head count priced today:        52,800
Weighted avg weight:               872
Weighted avg net price:         204.36

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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