Slaughter Cattle Review - Morning


St. Joseph, MO    Wed, December 24, 2014    USDA Market News Service

Morning National Slaughter Cattle Review for Tuesday, 12/23/14

On Tuesday in Kansas trade was mostly inactive on light demand, however on Wednesday 

morning trade was light to moderate on moderate demand. Compared to last week, live 

sales have sold mostly 5.00 higher at 162.00. On Tuesday negotiated cash trade was 

mostly inactive on light demand in all feeding regions. Good buyer inquiry has been 

noted this Wednesday morning in all feeding regions, however not enough sales for an 

adequate market test. Last week in the Texas Panhandle a few live sales sold from 

156.00-157.00. In Nebraska last week, live sales sold mostly at 160.00 with dressed 

sales from 249.00-251.00. Last week in Colorado a few live sales sold from 159.00-

160.00. Last week in the Western Cornbelt, live sales sold from 157.00-160.00 with 

dressed sales from 248.00-251.00.

Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:     2,933    Week ago:            7,000    Year ago:              782

Wk to Date:    3,227    Week ago to Date:    7,913    Year ago to Date:    2,594

Negotiated, Formula and contract purchases delivered to packers today:

Today:        59,900    Week Ago:           78,900    Year Ago:            6,900

Wk to Date:  146,700    Week Ago to Date:  162,800    Year Ago to Date:   69,300

Negotiated, Formula and contract commitments today: (generally for slaughter

within 7 days)

Today:        47,800    Week Ago:           49,400    Year Ago:           15,400

Wk to Date:  136,800    Week Ago to Date:  134,200    Year Ago to Date:   79,600

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      162.00-162.00 avg 162.00   160.00-160.00 avg 160.00

65 - 80% Choice      162.00-162.00 avg 162.00         -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg          160.00-160.00 avg 160.00

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     162.00-162.00 avg 162.00   160.00-160.00 avg 160.00

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 on previous reporting day for 

slaughtered cattle.

Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        24,100

Weighted avg weight:               881

Weighted avg net price:         259.52

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:

1100c  staff


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