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St. Joseph, MO    Wed, April 10, 2013    USDA Market News Service

Morning National Slaughter Cattle Review for Tuesday, 4/9/13

On Tuesday, negotiated cash trade was at a standstill in all major feeding regions.  
The last established market was last week.  In the Southern Plains, live sales sold 
at 128.00.  In the Northern Plains last week, live sales sold at 129.00 with dressed 
sales in Nebraska selling from 204.00-205.00.  In the Western Cornbelt last week, 
live sale sold from 128.00-129.00 with dressed sales selling mostly at 204.00.  


Negotiated sales:
Confirmed:       626    Week ago:            1,753    Year ago:            3,473
Wk to Date:    1,065    Week ago to Date:    2,296    Year ago to Date:    3,641

Negotiated, Formula and contract purchases delivered to packers today:
Today:        84,900    Week Ago:           82,600    Year Ago:           89,300
Wk to Date:  165,800    Week Ago to Date:  170,600    Year Ago to Date:  168,000

Negotiated, Formula and contract commitments today: (generally for slaughter
within 7 days)
Today:        64,400    Week Ago:           62,300    Year Ago:           76,900
Wk to Date:  131,400    Week Ago to Date:  154,000    Year Ago to Date:  148,100

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                -       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 on previous reporting day for 
slaughtered cattle.

Beef Type:                   Domestic:
Head count priced today:        40,200
Weighted avg weight:               818
Weighted avg net price:         202.43


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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