National Slaughter Cattle Summary
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Oklahoma City, OK   Fri Feb 09, 2018    USDA-OK Dept of Ag Market News 

   National Slaughter Cattle Summary - Week Ending Feb 09, 2018

   Slaughter cattle traded mostly steady to 1.00 lower for live and 
dressed offerings.  Boxed Beef prices as of Friday afternoon averaged 
204.63 down 2.15 from last Friday.  The Choice/Select spread is 3.78.  
Slaughter cattle on a national basis for negotiated cash trades through 
Friday afternoon totaled 17,050 head.  Last week's total head count was 
103,970.

   Midwest Direct Markets: 
Live Basis: Steers and Heifers:  126.00.      
Dressed Basis:  Steers and Heifers:  198.00-202.00.

   South Plains Direct Markets: 
Live Basis: Steers and Heifers  125.00-126.00

   Slaughter Cows and Bulls (Average Yielding Prices): 
Slaughter cows and bulls sold steady to 3.00 higher.  Packer demand 
good.  Cutter Cow Carcass Cut-Out Value Friday was 170.53 down 1.55 
from last Friday.  

         %Lean    Weight     Colorado         Oklahoma       Alabama  
Breakers 75-80%  1100-1600  63.00-67.00     60.00-67.00    54.00-58.00   
Boners   80-85%  1000-1450  64.00-68.00     60.00-68.00    56.00-61.00
Lean     85-90%  1000-1300  58.00-62.00     56.00-62.00    50.00-55.00
Bulls    88-92%  1300-2500  83.00-87.00     84.00-87.00    72.00-76.50

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