Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon


St. Joseph, MO    Mon, December 08, 2014    USDA Market News Service

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

Thus far for Monday, negotiated cash trade was mostly inactive on light demand in all 

feeding regions. Not enough sales in any feeding region for an adequate market trend. 

In the Texas Panhandle two weeks ago live sales sold from 172.00-173.00 on a very 

light test. Last week in Kansas and Colorado live sales sold at 168.00. In Nebraska 

last week, live sales sold from 166.00-168.00 with dressed sales mostly at 264.00. In 

the Western Cornbelt last week, live sales sold from 166.00-167.00 with dressed sales 

mostly at 263.00.

Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:         430            Week ago:      197          Year ago:      140

Week to Date:      430            Week ago:      197          Year ago:      140

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      260.00-260.00 avg 260.00         -       avg

65 - 80% Choice      259.00-259.00 avg 259.00         -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     259.00-260.00 avg 259.42         -       avg

Formula purchases: prices established thus far today for slaughtered 


Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        26,700

Weighted avg weight:               847

Weighted avg net price:         272.54

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:

1530c  staff


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