Slaughter Cattle Review - Morning


St. Joseph, MO    Wed, November 26, 2014    USDA Market News Service

Morning National Slaughter Cattle Review for Tuesday, 11/25/14

On Tuesday negotiated cash trade was mostly inactive on light demand in Kansas. 

However on Wednesday morning trade was light to moderate on moderate demand with live 

sales steady compared to last week at 173.00. Trade was mostly inactive on light 

demand in all other feeding regions. In the Texas Panhandle last week, a few live 

sales sold at 172.00 on a very light test. In Nebraska last week, live sales sold 

from 170.00-173.00 with a few up to 174.50 with dressed sales from 267.00-268.00. In 

Colorado for the previous week, live sales sold from 173.00-174.00 on a light test. 

In the Western Cornbelt last week, live sales sold from 170.00-171.00 with dressed 

sales from 267.00-268.00. 

Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:     1,334    Week ago:              772    Year ago:            1,277

Wk to Date:    2,331    Week ago to Date:    2,114    Year ago to Date:    2,153

Negotiated, Formula and contract purchases delivered to packers today:

Today:        82,500    Week Ago:           80,100    Year Ago:           82,200

Wk to Date:  171,400    Week Ago to Date:  165,200    Year Ago to Date:  170,700

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

within 7 days)

Today:        83,300    Week Ago:           89,700    Year Ago:           98,700

Wk to Date:  181,800    Week Ago to Date:  166,000    Year Ago to Date:  189,000

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      170.00-171.00 avg 170.70   173.00-173.00 avg 173.00

35 - 65% Choice      173.00-173.00 avg 173.00         -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     170.00-173.00 avg 172.08   173.00-173.00 avg 173.00

Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers

Over 80% Choice            -       avg          267.00-267.00 avg 267.00

65 - 80% Choice      267.00-267.00 avg 267.00         -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     267.00-267.00 avg 267.00   267.00-267.00 avg 267.00

Formula purchases: prices established on previous reporting day for 

slaughtered cattle.

Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        26,000

Weighted avg weight:               878

Weighted avg net price:         270.37

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:

1100c  staff


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