Slaughter Cattle Review - Morning

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St. Joseph, MO    Fri, June 28, 2013    USDA Market News Service

Morning National Slaughter Cattle Review for Thursday, 6/27/13

On Thursday negotiated cash trade was mostly inactive on light demand in the Southern 
and Northern Plains with limited trade on light demand in the Western Cornbelt. Not 
enough sales in any feeding region for an adequate market test. The latest 
established market in the Southern Plain was two weeks ago with live sales at 120.00. 
Last week in Nebraska, live sales traded from 120.50-121.50 with dressed sales at 
194.00. Two weeks ago in Colorado, live sales traded at 121.00. In the Western 
Cornbelt last week, live sales traded from 121.00-122.00 with dressed sales from 

Negotiated sales:
Confirmed:     3,773    Week ago:           26,717    Year ago:            1,142
Wk to Date:    6,890    Week ago to Date:   35,669    Year ago to Date:    5,204

Negotiated, Formula and contract purchases delivered to packers today:
Today:        86,400    Week Ago:           84,900    Year Ago:           84,200
Wk to Date:  337,200    Week Ago to Date:  337,200    Year Ago to Date:  356,800

Negotiated, Formula and contract commitments today: (generally for slaughter
within 7 days)
Today:        76,600    Week Ago:           89,100    Year Ago:           38,000
Wk to Date:  277,600    Week Ago to Date:  341,200    Year Ago to Date:  273,000

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      120.00-123.00 avg 120.97   122.00-122.00 avg 122.00
65 - 80% Choice            -       avg          120.00-120.00 avg 120.00
35 - 65% Choice      119.00-119.00 avg 119.00   119.00-119.00 avg 119.00
0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg
Total all grades     119.00-123.00 avg 120.69   119.00-122.00 avg 120.05

Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers
Over 80% Choice            -       avg          192.00-192.00 avg 192.00
65 - 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg
35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg
0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg
Total all grades           -       avg          192.00-192.00 avg 192.00

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

Beef Type:                   Domestic:
Head count priced today:        26,000
Weighted avg weight:               842
Weighted avg net price:         191.88

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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