Slaughter Cattle Review - Morning

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St. Joseph, MO    Fri, September 13, 2013    USDA Market News Service

Morning National Slaughter Cattle Review for Thursday, 9/12/13

On Thursday negotiated cash trade was moderate on fairly light demand in the Texas 
Panhandle with light trade and demand in Kansas. Compared to last week in the 
Southern Plains, live sales traded steady at 123.00 on a light test. In the Northern 
Plains trade was light on light to moderate demand. In Nebraska few early dressed 
sales traded from 194.00-195.00, however not enough sales for an adequate market 
trend. Last week in Nebraska, live sales traded mostly at 123.00 with dressed sales 
mostly at 194.00 with a few up to 195.00. Last week in Colorado, live sales traded 
mostly at 124.00. Thursday in the Western Cornbelt trade and demand was light to 
moderate with a few early live sales from 122.00-122.50, however not enough sales for 
an adequate market test. Last week, live sales traded from 122.00-122.50 and dressed 
sales from 193.00-195.00.

Negotiated sales:
Confirmed:    31,839    Week ago:           26,260    Year ago:           37,899
Wk to Date:   35,921    Week ago to Date:   28,952    Year ago to Date:  128,951

Negotiated, Formula and contract purchases delivered to packers today:
Today:        68,200    Week Ago:           81,200    Year Ago:           80,400
Wk to Date:  319,500    Week Ago to Date:  258,500    Year Ago to Date:  340,900

Negotiated, Formula and contract commitments today: (generally for slaughter
within 7 days)
Today:        71,600    Week Ago:           75,100    Year Ago:           91,300
Wk to Date:  306,600    Week Ago to Date:  265,400    Year Ago to Date:  418,900

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      122.00-125.00 avg 123.30   122.00-123.00 avg 122.56
65 - 80% Choice      122.00-123.00 avg 122.66   122.00-123.00 avg 122.94
35 - 65% Choice      123.00-123.00 avg 123.00   122.00-123.00 avg 122.90
0 - 35% Choice       123.00-123.00 avg 123.00         -       avg
Total all grades     122.00-125.00 avg 123.04   122.00-123.00 avg 122.90

Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers
Over 80% Choice      194.00-195.00 avg 194.34   193.00-195.00 avg 194.28
65 - 80% Choice      194.00-195.00 avg 194.49   194.00-195.00 avg 194.68
35 - 65% Choice      194.00-194.00 avg 194.00         -       avg
0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg
Total all grades     194.00-195.00 avg 194.42   193.00-195.00 avg 194.43

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

Beef Type:                   Domestic:
Head count priced today:        21,000
Weighted avg weight:               838
Weighted avg net price:         194.96

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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