National Slaughter Cattle Summary OK

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Oklahoma City, OK   Fri Dec 7, 2012    USDA-OK Dept of Ag Market News 

   National Slaughter Cattle Summary - Week Ending December 7, 2012

   Compared to last week:  Slaughter cattle lightly tested and few
sales mostly $1.00 lower.  Dressed sales in  light test $2.00-$4.00 lower.  
Packer demand moderate at best.
   Boxed beef prices Friday afternoon averaged 182.67 down 1.94 from
last Friday.  The Choice/Select spread is at 20.57.  Slaughter cattle
on a national basis for negotiated cash trades through Friday afternoon
totaled about 16,000.  Last week's total head count was 53,318.

Midwest Direct Markets: 
Live Basis: Steers and Heifers 
   35-80 Percent Choice, 1200-1400 lbs  few 124.00
   Dressed Basis:  Steers and Heifers:  few 196.00-198.00

South Plains Direct Markets: 
Live Basis: Steers and Heifers 
   35-65 percent Choice, 1100-1400 lbs  few 124.00

Slaughter Cows and Bulls (Average Yielding Prices):
   Slaughter cows and bulls steady to 3.00 lower.  Packer demand moderate.
   USDA's Cutter cow carcass cut-out value Friday morning was 161.49
up .13 from last Friday.

Prices paid for average dressing:
           %Lean     Weight    Colorado     Oklahoma       Alabama  
Breakers   75-80%  1150-1800  72.00-76.00  74.50-79.50   71.00-75.00
Boners     80-85%  1000-1580  70.50-74.00  74.50-78.50   70.00-73.00
Lean       85-90%  1000-1400  68.50-71.00  69.50-74.00   65.00-70.00
Bulls      88-92%  1200-2000  85.00-89.00  91.00-94.00   87.00-92.00

Source: USDA-Oklahoma Dept of Ag Market News, Oklahoma City, OK
        Tina Colby             Telephone 405-232-5425
        www.ams.usda.gov/lsmarketnews





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