National Slaughter Cattle Summary OK

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Oklahoma City, OK   Fri Apr 19, 2013    USDA-OK Dept of Ag Market News 

   National Slaughter Cattle Summary - Week Ending April 19, 2013

   Compared to last week:  Slaughter cattle not yet etablished.  Dressed 
basis sales in Nebraska not yet established.  Packer demand moderate.  
Boxed beef prices lost ground this week as industry continues to wait on 
the weather, hoping warmer temperatures will help to improve demand for 
beef.  Boxed beef prices Friday noon averaged 187.80 up .97 from last 
Friday.  The Choice/Select spread is at 4.96.  Slaughter cattle on a
national basis for negotiated cash trades through Friday noon totaled 
about 7,000 head. Last week's total head count was 81,115.

Midwest Direct Markets: 
Live Basis: Steers and Heifers 
   35-80 Percent Choice, 1200-1400 lbs:  not yet established
   Dressed Basis:  Steers and Heifers:   not yet established

South Plains Direct Markets: 
Live Basis: Steers and Heifers 
   35-65 percent Choice, 1100-1400 lbs:  no yet established

Slaughter Cows and Bulls (Average Yielding Prices):
   Slaughter cows steady to 3.00 lower.  Slaughter bulls sold steady to 
1.00 lower.  
   USDA's Cutter cow carcass cut-out value Friday morning was 164.99
down 4.95 from last Friday.

Prices paid for average dressing:
           %Lean     Weight     Colorado      Oklahoma      Alabama  
Breakers   75-80%   1200-1450 76.50-80.50   81.50-84.50   79.50-83.00
Boners     80-85%   1050-1250 76.00-79.50   83.00-88.00   79.00-82.50
Lean       85-90%    950-1200 75.00-79.00   76.00-81.50   72.50-76.50
Bulls      88-92%   1500-2035 94.00-97.00   99.00-103.50  98.00-101.50

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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