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Oklahoma City, OK   Fri Jan 12, 2018    USDA-OK Dept of Ag Market News 

   National Slaughter Cattle Summary - Week Ending Jan 12, 2018

   Slaughter cattle trade in all feeding regions was mostly 2.00-3.00
lower, most trades happening on Friday afternoon.  Boxed Beef prices 
as of Friday afternoon averaged 204.94 up 0.97 from last Friday.  The
Choice/Select spread is 6.59.  Slaughter cattle on a national basis for
negotiated cash trades through Friday afternoon totaled 67,031 head. 
Last week's total head count was 73,697.
   Midwest Direct Markets: 
Live Basis: Steers and Heifers:  120.00-121.00
Dressed Basis:  Steers and Heifers  191.00-194.00.     

   South Plains Direct Markets: 
Live Basis: Steers and Heifers   119.00-121.00.

   Slaughter Cows and Bulls (Average Yielding Prices): 
Slaughter cows and bulls sold 2.00-5.00 higher with exception of 
the South East trading 1.00-2.00 lower.  Cutter Cow Carcass Cut-Out 
Value Friday was 170.40 up 0.98 from last Friday.  

         %Lean    Weight     Colorado         Oklahoma       Alabama  
Breakers 75-80%  1100-1600  57.00-61.00     57.00-60.00    50.00-51.50   
Boners   80-85%  1000-1450  56.00-59.00     57.00-60.00    52.00-57.00
Lean     85-90%  1000-1300  52.00-55.00     55.00-59.00    45.00-50.00
Bulls    88-92%  1300-2500  76.00-77.00     82.00-85.00    74.00-79.00

Source: USDA-Oklahoma Dept of Ag Market News, Oklahoma City, OK
        Joe Massey       Telephone 405-232-5425
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