Direct Slaughter Cattle - Mexico, Missouri
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Jefferson City, MO    Fri Apr 12,  2019  MO Dept of Ag-USDA Market News

Missouri Weekly Direct Slaughter Cattle (week end 04-12-2019)

Confirmed Sales:

  Week to date: 280       Last week: 280       Last Year: 80
( These prices acquired from Missouri producers )

     Trading from late last Friday through Friday morning remains light 
as producers are seeing steady to lower bids.  Dressed Grid sales on 
Thursday traded steady to 1.00 lower with last week at 206.00-207.00 and 
Flat dressed sales 1.00 lower at 204.00.  The direction of cash trade 
this week all starts with the Southern Plains as many yards need pen 
space with plentiful supplies at this time.  On Wednesday the Southern 
Plains sold fat cattle at 124.00, steady with last week as Northern trade 
has been inactive for the most part.  Once again in the Northern Plains 
blizzard conditions are in the forecast in the same areas that have been 
hammered by the previous weather.  What seems to be in store is more mud, 
weight loss and more slaughter cows going to market.  How will cattle be 
priced in the North could depend on the incoming storm as the Southern 
Plains have shown the inability to capitalize on the tight supplies in 
the Northern Plains.   Boxed-beef prices have shown some interest from 
retailers to turn the cut-out higher this week, as on Thursday Choice 
closed .22 cents lower at 228.83 and Select closed .33 cents higher at 
219.95 compared to last Friday�s close with Choice at 226.93 and Select 
at 220.28.  The hide and offal value from a typical slaughter steer on 
Thursday was estimated at 9.15 per cwt live, unchanged when compared to 
Wednesday�s value.  

Live Sales: 
Slaughter steers and heifers: (over 90 percent Choice)  No Sales         

(Note: Weighing conditions some plant delivered weights and some net
 weights FOB feedlot after a 4 percent shrink.

Dressed Carcass Sales: (Paid on Hot Carcass Weights) Delivered or
 Picked up (Weight only)      
   Steers and Heifers: (80 percent Choice)  2 Loads Thursday Flat 204.00

(Grid) Grade and Weight Carcass: (over 80 percent Choice)  2 Loads 
Thursday 207.00; 3 Loads Thursday 206.00.      
Source:  MO Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Mexico, MO
         Greg Harrison, Market Reporter 573-751-5618
         24 hour recorded report 573-522-9244

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