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Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon

LM_CT131

St. Joseph, MO    Tue, December 09, 2014    USDA Market News Service



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



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

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

test. 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:         553            Week ago:     none          Year ago:      811

Week to Date:    2,665            Week ago:      561          Year ago:    1,317



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 thus far today for slaughtered 

cattle.



Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        16,700

Weighted avg weight:               866

Weighted avg net price:         273.07





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_ct131.txt



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