Slaughter Cattle Review - Morning

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon, April 08, 2013    USDA Market News Service

Morning National Slaughter Cattle Review for Friday, 4/5/13

On Friday, negotiated cash trade was mostly inactive in all major feeding regions.  
Not enough sales to establish an adequate market trend.  In the Southern Plains the 
last established market was on Wednesday with live sales selling at 128.00.  In the 
Northern Plains the last established market was on Wednesday, on Wednesday, live 
sales sold at 129.00.  On Thursday in Nebraska, dressed sales sold from 204.00-
205.00.  On Thursday in the Western Cornbelt, live sales sold from 128.00-129.00 with 
dressed sales selling at 204.00 with instances up to 205.00.  

Negotiated sales:
Confirmed:     3,952    Week ago:            2,393    Year ago:            1,453
Wk to Date:  115,288    Week ago to Date:  115,525    Year ago to Date:   85,263

Negotiated, Formula and contract purchases delivered to packers today:
Today:        80,800    Week Ago:           81,300    Year Ago:           74,400
Wk to Date:  413,500    Week Ago to Date:  402,600    Year Ago to Date:  433,400

Negotiated, Formula and contract commitments today: (generally for slaughter
within 7 days)
Today:        62,200    Week Ago:           82,100    Year Ago:           44,700
Wk to Date:  446,600    Week Ago to Date:  450,600    Year Ago to Date:  395,200

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      127.00-127.00 avg 127.00         -       avg
0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg
Total all grades     127.00-127.00 avg 127.00         -       avg

Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers
Over 80% Choice      204.00-204.00 avg 204.00         -       avg
65 - 80% Choice      202.00-202.00 avg 202.00   203.00-203.00 avg 203.00
35 - 65% Choice      203.00-203.00 avg 203.00   203.00-203.00 avg 203.00
0 - 35% Choice       203.00-203.00 avg 203.00         -       avg
Total all grades     202.00-204.00 avg 203.25   203.00-203.00 avg 203.00

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

Beef Type:                   Domestic:
Head count priced today:        18,300
Weighted avg weight:               807
Weighted avg net price:         198.44

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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