DTN Cattle Close/Trends 12/15 15:40

USDA MARKET NEWS–AFTERNOON CATTLE REPORT 12/15/17

VOLUME USDA TOTAL RANGE DTN PRACTICAL RANGE WT AVG

KANSAS CONFIRMED CASH SALES – TODAY: 2,377 WEEK T0 DATE: 2,447
STEERS 724 118.00-119.00 118.00-119.00 118.34
HEIFERS 1,460 118.00-119.00 118.00-119.00 118.29

NEBRASKA CONFIRMED CASH SALES – TODAY: 5,956 WEEK TO DATE: 6,803
STEERS 3,563 188.00-188.00 188.00-188.00 188.00
HEIFERS 342 188.00-188.00 188.00-188.00 188.00

TEXAS CONFIRMED CASH SALES – TODAY: 722 WEEK TO DATE: 722
STEERS 475 118.00-119.00 118.00-119.00 118.22
HEIFERS 247 118.00-118.00 118.00-118.00 118.00

COLORADO CONFIRMED CASH SALES – TODAY: 0 WEEK TO DATE: 0
STEERS No reportable trade
HEIFERS No reportable trade

IOWA CONFIRMED CASH SALES – TODAY: 4,590 WEEK TO DATE: 7,858
STEERS 1,214 188.00-189.00 188.00-189.00 188.03
HEIFERS 133 188.00-189.00 188.00-189.00 188.56

COMMENTS: A light to moderate trade developed this afternoon in most all areas
With Southern live deals ranging from 118-120, $1 to $3 Hr than last week’s
Weighted averages. Norther dress business ranged from 188-190, mostly 190, $3
Higher than last week’s weighted average basis Nebraska.

5-AREA LV STR AVE PR&WT: $117.11(1461)Light Test HIDE&OFFAL: $10.53 -0.06
CARCASS EQV INDEX CHOICE (600-900#) SELECT (600-900#) #OF HD
LIVE BASED 177.52 157.07 5,633
BOX BASED 189.87 171.25 49,417
AVE INDEX 183.70 +0.19 164.16 -0.46 55,050
BEEF CUTOUTS CHOICE (600-900#) SELECT (600-900#)
201.87 +0.83 183.25 -0.44
74.76 LDS CH CUTS / 19.65 LDS SEL CUTS / 10.41 LDS TRIM / 15.93 LDS GROUND
BOXED BEEF TREND: Hr on Ch 7 wk on Sel on lt-mod dem & mod offers
COMPREHENSIVE WEEKLY CUTOUT VALUE: Week ending 12/08 $201.25 -2.25
CUTTER 90% 350# UP C/O: $166.34 -1.82
NAT’L BONELESS BF TRIM: 14.60 lds / Firm/hr on mod dem & lt offers
90% TRIM: 04 lds: Wtd Avg $208.94 / Moderately to sharply lower
*ABCDE AFTER QUOTE REPRESENTS DAYS SINCE LAST REPORTED MARKET TEST*.
FI KILL(WTD) FRI 118(593) WK AGO 114(591) YR AGO 108(568) MIX: THU SH97/CB23
SAT 37(630) WK AGO 45(636) YR AGO 39(606)
WEEKLY CANADIAN CATTLE IMPORTS.
FEEDERS SLAUGHTER S&H
Week Ending: 12/02/17 1,709 9,409
Week Ending: 11/25/17 2,010 6,026
Change from prev week: -301 +3,383