DTN CATTLE PRICES/TRENDS 10/02 08:05
WEEKLY TOTALS REPORTED TO DTN FOR THE WEEK OF: 09/25-09/29
STATE HEAD SOLD LIVE PR RANGE DRESSED PR RANGE
KS 2,700 183.00 .
NE 2,900 184.00-185.00 290.00-292.00
TX 1,800 183.00 .
CO . . .
IA 1,800 184.00 290.00-291.00
DTN WEEKLY ROUND UP: Business started as early as Tuesday
last week and continued here and there through Friday.
Northern dressed deals had a range of $288 to $293, mostly
$290, $2 lower than the previous week's weighted averages.
Southern live transactions were marked at $181 to $183,
mostly $183 fully steady with the prior week's weighted
averages. According to Thursday's Daily Direct Slaughter
Cattle Summary reports, the accumulated weekly average price
totals were as follows, (the prior week's weighted averages
are listed in parentheses). KS $182.99($183.04); NE
$290.29($291.91); TX $182.97($182.97); IA $290.26($292.38);
CO not available due to confidentiality.
The Friday Afternoon Daily Direct Slaughter Cattle report
lists week-to-date trade volume totals as: KS 8,853; NE
22,954; TX 7,932; IA 16,396; CO not available due to
confidentiality. Friday's slaughter totaled 96,000 head,
18,000, less than the prior week and 21,000 below the
previous year. Saturday's kill was estimated at 11,000 head,
bringing the weekly total to 612,000 head, 13,000 under the
week before, and 55,000 down from 2022. The weekly averages
for boxed beef cutouts and boxed beef cuts: choice $300.85(-
1.94), select $278.31(-2.35), with an average choice select
spread of $22.54(+0.41), and a total load count including
cuts, trimmings, and grinds of 679(-24). Changes from the
prior week are listed in parentheses.
For the week ending September 23, 2023, Imported Beef Passed
for Entry in the U.S. totaled 45,865, 96.67% of the previous
week and 103.89% of the 4-week average.
DTN MORNING COMMENTS: It looks to be a rather quiet Monday with
packers and producers preparing for the week ahead. Bids and
asking prices are not established, and probably will not be
until Wednesday or later. Significant trade volume will likely
be delayed until the second half of the week. Beef cutouts are
expected to be lower with generally light box movement.
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, 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.
Feedlots are encouraged to call DTN with any cattle sales, at
1-402-461-3561. All sales will be listed anonymously and
organized by state. A weekly summary of this data will be
posted on the Weekly Cattle Sales Reported to DTN page and
will be left up for the entire week for reference purposes.