Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon


St. Joseph, MO    Tue, December 16, 2014    USDA Market News Service

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

So far for Tuesday negotiated cash trading has been inactive on very light demand. 

Not enough sales for a market trend. Last week live sales sold mostly at 164.00 in

the Southern Plains. In Nebraska live sales sold from 160.00-164.00 and dressed 

sales sold from 256.00-257.00. In Colorado live sales sold at 164.00 with a light

test. In the Western Cornbelt live sales sold at 162.00 and dressed sales sold from


Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:       1,884            Week ago:      553          Year ago:    1,009

Week to Date:    2,797            Week ago:    2,665          Year ago:    1,936

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      252.00-252.00 avg 252.00   252.00-252.00 avg 252.00

65 - 80% Choice      252.00-252.00 avg 252.00         -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     252.00-252.00 avg 252.00   252.00-252.00 avg 252.00

Formula purchases: prices established thus far today for slaughtered 


Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        13,800

Weighted avg weight:               847

Weighted avg net price:         264.96

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:

1530c  staff


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