DTN CATTLE PRICES/TRENDS 09/27 08:00
WEEKLY TOTALS REPORTED TO DTN FOR THE WEEK OF: 09/20-09/24
STATE HEAD SOLD LIVE PR RANGE DRESSED PR RANGE
KS 2,500 123.00-124.00 .
NE 3,500 123.00-124.00 196.00-198.00
TX 2,000 124.00 .
CO 0 . .
IA 1,100 123.00 196.00-198.00
DTN WEEKLY ROUND UP: A very light trade started up on Tuesday
last week, but the bulk of business took place on Wednesday
with just a few scattered deals reported on Thursday and
Friday. Southern live business was marked at $122 to $124,
mostly $123 to $124, generally steady with last week's
weighted averages. Northern dressed trade had a large range
of $191 to $198, mostly $196 to $198, $1 to $3 lower than
last week's weighted average basis Nebraska. According to
Thursday's Daily Direct Slaughter Cattle Summary reports the
accumulated weekly average price totals are as follows (the
prior week's weighted averages are listed in parentheses): KS
$123.71($123.29); NE $196.35($198.87); TX $123.86($123.97);
IA $196.68($198.18); CO not available due to confidentiality.
According to the Friday Afternoon Daily Direct Slaughter
Cattle reports weekly trade volume totals were as follows: KS
9,058; NE 27,002; TX 4,145; IA 13,448, CO not available due
to confidentiality. Friday's slaughter totaled 110,000 head,
8,000 less than the prior week and 3,000 below a year ago.
Saturday's kill was estimated at 54,000 head, bringing the
weekly total to 641,000 head, 16,000 under the previous week,
and down 14,000 from 2020.
The weekly averages for boxed beef cutouts and boxed beef
cuts were choice $308.75 -11.47, select $276.76 -8.58, with
an average choice select spread of $31.99, and a total load
count (cuts, trimmings, grinds) of 704.
DTN MORNING COMMENTS: A typically quiet Monday morning with
both buyers and sellers busy taking inventory. Bids and asking
prices are not established as of yet. Significant trade volume
will likely be delayed until Wednesday or later. Beef cutouts
are expected to be lower with generally light box movement.
For the week ending September 18, 2021, Imported Beef Passed
for Entry in the U.S. totaled 45,141, 116.76% of the previous
week and 100.64% of the 4-week average.
NOTE: The price and volume information listed on this page is
supplied by DTN subscribers in the interest of general cash
market awareness. All cattle feeding subscribers are encouraged
to report sales in a timely fashion in order to compensate for
the systematic delays of mandatory reporting. While all
transactions will be posted on an anonymous basis, callers are
required to identify themselves and the location of the actual
sales. DTN believes this data to be accurate but cannot
guarantee its specific reliability or whether it fairly
represents the larger cash market.
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1-800-369-7675, ext. 3678. All sales will be listed anonymously
and organized by state. General volumes and summaries from this
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