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Daily Market Summary for August 27th

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Slaughter Cattle:

As of 3:00 PM Tuesday, negotiated cash trade in the Southern Plains has been at a standstill. In Nebraska negotiated cash trade has been inactive on light demand. In the Western Cornbelt negotiated cash trade has been limited on light demand. A very few early live trades moved at 109.00. However, not enough for a full market trend. Last week in the Southern Plains live purchases traded at 106.00. Last week in Nebraska live purchases traded from 107.00-108.00 on a light test and dressed purchases traded from 170.00-178.00, bulk from 175.00.-178.00 on a light test. For the previous week in the Western Cornbelt, on a light test, live purchases traded mostly at 110.00 with dressed purchases from 174.00-178.00.


Negotiated Sales:

Confirmed: 3,123 --- Week Ago: 40 --- Year Ago: 2,562


Formula Net - Dressed Steers & Heifers

Head count priced today: 25,300
Weighted avg weight:             870
Weighted avg net price:    173.49


Alberta Beef Producers Daily Report: Alberta CA

Alberta direct cattle sales Monday saw no new trade to report. This week's showlist has been compiled with volumes smaller than the previous week. For the week ending August 17th Western Canadian steer carcass weights averaged 913lbs. For the middle of August this is a record large carcass weight. Canadian beef cutout values have not been able to keep up with the strength in the US beef market. Canadian AAA and AA cutout values are trading at a sizable discount to the US.


Livestock Slaughter under Federal Inspection:                                  

                                  Cattle       Calves     Hogs          Sheep
Tuesday (est            117,000    2,000     485,000      8,000
Week ago (est)        116,000    2,000     482,000      7,000
Year ago (act)          120,000    2,000     473,000      8,000
Week to date (est)  233,000    4,000     962,000    17,000
Last Week (est)       231,000    4,000     962,000    16,000
Last Year (act)         240,000    4,000     941,000    16,000
Previous Day Estimated   Steers & Heifers --- Cows & Bulls                
                          Monday           94,000                     22,000


Boxed Beef: 

Boxed beef cutout values lower on light to moderate demand and offerings. Select and Choice chuck and round cuts steady to firm while loin cuts weak. Choice rib cuts lower while Select steady. Beef trimmings mostly sharply lower on light demand and moderate to heavy offerings.  
Cutout Values...                 Choice     Select
Current Cutout Values:     236.76     210.71
Change from prior day:       -1.30        -0.95
Choice/Select spread:        26.05
Total Load Count (Cuts, Trimmings, Grinds): 112


Cutter Cow Cutout: 175.66… -1.22


CME Feeder Cattle Index: 138.38… +0.72



Live Cattle:
August: 104.75… -0.72
October: 99.77… -1.23
December: 104.80… -1.17
Feeder Cattle:
August: 138.55… -0.10
September: 133.77… -2.23
October: 132.50… -1.87
September Hogs: 63.22… -0.58
October Crude Oil: 54.93… +1.29
September Corn: 3.5700… -0.0150
September Soybeans: 8.4625… -0.0750
September Wheat: 4.7375… +0.0075
Grain Cash Bids:
Kansas City Corn: 3.70… -0.01
Kansas City Soybeans: 8.03… -0.08
Kansas City Wheat: 4.69… +0.01

Financial Markets:

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 25,777.90… -120.93
S & P 500: 2,826.95… -9.22
NASDAQ: 7,826.95… -26.79
U.S. Dollar Index: 98.03… -0.05