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DTN Cattle Close/Trends 04/18 15:30

4/18/2019 - 16:03:00





                 USDA MARKET NEWS--AFTERNOON CATTLE REPORT    04/18/19

          VOLUME    USDA TOTAL RANGE   DTN PRACTICAL RANGE  WT AVG

KANSAS    CONFIRMED CASH SALES - TODAY:     362   WEEK T0 DATE:  21,434
STEERS    84          126.00-126.00       126.00-126.00       126.00
HEIFERS   No reportable trade

NEBRASKA  CONFIRMED CASH SALES - TODAY:  26,204   WEEK TO DATE:  30,598
STEERS    9,275       205.00-208.00       207.00-208.00       207.82
HEIFERS   1,572       207.00-208.00       207.00-208.00       207.77

TEXAS     CONFIRMED CASH SALES - TODAY:     609   WEEK TO DATE:  11,744
STEERS    No reportable trade
HEIFERS   No reportable dressed trade

COLORADO  CONFIRMED CASH SALES - TODAY: NA Conf   WEEK TO DATE: NA Conf
STEERS    No reportable trade
HEIFERS   No reportable trade

IOWA      CONFIRMED CASH SALES - TODAY:  15,740   WEEK TO DATE:  19,220
STEERS    5,893       207.00-208.00       207.00-208.00       207.88
HEIFERS   2,276       207.00-208.00       207.00-208.00       207.74

COMMENTS: A light to moderate trade in the North today with dressed biz at
mostly $208, $3 hr than last week's weighted average live deals were at mostly
$130, also about $3 hr. 

5-AREA LV STR AVE PR&WT: $126.03(1336) HIDE&OFFAL: $9.06 -0.12
CARCASS EQV INDEX   CHOICE (600-900#)   SELECT (600-900#)    #OF HD
 LIVE BASED            193.21              181.94            67,349
 BOX BASED             221.06              207.46            49,975
 AVE INDEX             207.14  +0.60       194.70  +0.10    117,324
 BEEF CUTOUTS        CHOICE (600-900#)   SELECT (600-900#)
                       233.06  +0.30       219.46  -0.70
 64.45 LDS CH CUTS / 26.41 LDS SEL CUTS /  7.16 LDS TRIM / 15.60 LDS GROUND
BOXED BEEF TREND: Frm on Ch & wk on Sel on lt-mod dem & mod offers
COMPREHENSIVE WEEKLY CUTOUT VALUE: Week ending 04/12 $225.72 +0.64
 CUTTER 90%  350# UP C/O: $170.00 +0.66
 NAT'L BONELESS BF TRIM: 40.95 lds / Unevenly stdy on lt dem & offers
 90% TRIM: 22 lds: Wtd Avg $220.41 / Generally steady
FI KILL(WTD) THU 122(485) WK AGO 111(471) YR AGO 115(471) MIX: WED SH94/CB27
                     WEEKLY CANADIAN CATTLE IMPORTS.
                         FEEDERS     SLAUGHTER S&H
Week Ending:  04/06/19    9,602       11,758
Week Ending:  03/30/19    8,324       10,574
Change from prev week:   +1,278       +1,184