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

Morning National Slaughter Cattle Review for Friday, 2/1/13

Friday in the Southern Plains and Colorado trading was limited with light demand.
Compared to Wednesdays last reported market live sales sold at 125.00 in these
regions. In Nebraska, on Friday, trading and demand were moderate. Compared to
last week live sales sold 2.00 to 3.00 higher from 125.00 to 126.00. Dressed sales
sold 2.00 to 4.00 higher from 200.00 to mostly 202.00. In the Western Cornbelt
trading was slow to moderate on moderate demand. Compared to last week live sales
sold 2.00 to 3.00 higher from 125.00 to 127.00. Dressed sales sold 2.00 higher 
from 200.00 to 202.00.

Negotiated sales:
Confirmed:    63,955    Week ago:            7,547    Year ago:          110,740
Wk to Date:   98,954    Week ago to Date:  107,702    Year ago to Date:  132,371

Negotiated, Formula and contract purchases delivered to packers today:
Today:        88,000    Week Ago:           81,400    Year Ago:           69,600
Wk to Date:  429,100    Week Ago to Date:  431,000    Year Ago to Date:  372,600

Negotiated, Formula and contract commitments today: (generally for slaughter
within 7 days)
Today:       166,700    Week Ago:           64,400    Year Ago:          158,200
Wk to Date:  448,900    Week Ago to Date:  424,100    Year Ago to Date:  400,800

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      124.00- 127.00avg 125.17   124.00- 127.50avg 125.22
65 - 80% Choice      124.00- 127.00avg 125.68   124.00- 127.50avg 125.53
35 - 65% Choice      125.00- 125.00avg 125.00   125.00- 125.00avg 125.00
0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg
Total all grades     124.00- 127.00avg 125.53   124.00- 127.50avg 125.37

Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers
Over 80% Choice      200.00- 202.00avg 201.10   200.00- 202.00avg 201.27
65 - 80% Choice      200.00- 202.00avg 201.11   200.00- 202.00avg 201.64
35 - 65% Choice      200.00- 202.00avg 201.90   202.00- 202.00avg 202.00
0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg
Total all grades     200.00- 202.00avg 201.26   200.00- 202.00avg 201.60

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

Beef Type:                   Domestic:
Head count priced today:        20,600
Weighted avg weight:               832
Weighted avg net price:         192.39


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_ct130.txt

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