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St. Joseph, MO    Tue, April 23, 2013    USDA Market News Service

Morning National Slaughter Cattle Review for Monday, 4/22/13

On Monday, 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 126.00. In Nebraska, live sales sold from 126.00-127.00 and 
dressed sales sold from 200.00-202.00.  Last week in Colorado, live sales sold 
at 127.00. In the Western Cornbelt, live sales sold from 125.00-126.00 on a very 
light test. Dressed sales sold from 197.00-202.00.  


Negotiated sales:
Confirmed:    73,933    Week ago:           32,806    Year ago:           20,196
Wk to Date:   80,986    Week ago to Date:   81,149    Year ago to Date:  125,831

Negotiated, Formula and contract purchases delivered to packers today:
Today:        89,200    Week Ago:           90,900    Year Ago:           94,400
Wk to Date:   89,200    Week Ago to Date:   90,900    Year Ago to Date:   94,400

Negotiated, Formula and contract commitments today: (generally for slaughter
within 7 days)
Today:        90,900    Week Ago:           58,000    Year Ago:           92,700
Wk to Date:   90,900    Week Ago to Date:   58,000    Year Ago to Date:   92,700

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:        60,400
Weighted avg weight:               828
Weighted avg net price:         200.80


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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