USDA Market Reports

Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon


St. Joseph, MO    Fri, January 09, 2015    USDA Market News Service

Afternoon National Slaughter Cattle Review as of 2:00 pm Friday

So far for Friday negotiated cash trading has been at a standstill in the Southern

Plains and Colorado. In Nebraska and the Western Cornbelt negotiated cash trading

has been inactive to limited with light demand. Not enough sales in any price range

for a full market trend. The last reported market in the Southern Plains was on 

Tuesday. In the Texas Panhandle live sales sold from 168.00-170.00. In Kansas live 

sales sold at 170.00 with a few up to 170.50. Wednesday was the last reported market

in Nebraska and the Western Cornbelt. In Nebraska live sales sold mostly at 172.00 

and dressed sales sold mostly at 270.00. In the Western Cornbelt live sales sold at 

170.00 and dressed sales sold at 270.00. Thus far for the week in Colorado a limited

number of live sales have sold from 170.00-172.00.

Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:       2,738            Week ago:    6,767          Year ago:    8,326

Week to Date:  102,278            Week ago:   90,504          Year ago:   21,576

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      266.00-266.00 avg 266.00         -       avg

65 - 80% Choice      265.00-265.00 avg 265.00   265.00-265.00 avg 265.00

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     265.00-266.00 avg 265.25   265.00-265.00 avg 265.00

Formula purchases: prices established thus far today for slaughtered 


Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        11,200

Weighted avg weight:               870

Weighted avg net price:         261.15

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)-676-7000 e-mail:

1530c  staff


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