DTN CATTLE PRICES/TRENDS 05/17 07:55
WEEKLY TOTALS REPORTED TO DTN FOR THE WEEK OF: 05/10-05/14
STATE HEAD SOLD LIVE PR RANGE DRESSED PR RANGE
KS 1,200 119.00-120.00 .
NE 3,600 120.00-122.00 191.00-192.00
TX 700 119.00-120.00 .
CO 100 120.00 .
IA 300 . 191.00
DTN WEEKLY ROUND UP: Trade started up on Tuesday again last
week and came in a little bit each day for the rest of the
week. Southern deals had a range of $119 to $120, roughly
steady to $.50 higher than the prior week's weighted
averages. Northern dressed trade had a range of $187.50 to
$192.50, mostly $190 to $191, generally $1 to $2 higher than
the previous week's weighted average basis Nebraska.
According to Thursday's Daily Direct Slaughter Cattle Summary
reports the accumulated weekly average price totals are as
follows (the prior week's weighted averages are listed in
parentheses): KS $119.18($118.86); NE $191.00($188.94); TX
$119.14($118.83); IA $189.87($188.10); CO $120.00($118.00)
According to the Friday Afternoon Daily Direct Slaughter
Cattle reports weekly trade volume totals were as follows: KS
8,814; NE 23,087; TX 7,953; IA 18,350, CO 1,135. Friday's
slaughter totaled 115,000 head, 4,000 more than the prior
week and 21,000 greater than the previous year. Saturday's
kill was estimated at 62,000 head, bringing the weekly total
to 640,000 head, 2,000 above the week before, and 121,000
higher than 2020.
DTN COMMENTS: A typically quiet Monday morning with both buyers
and sellers busy taking inventory. Bids and asking prices are
not established as of yet, and significant trade volume will
likely be delayed until the second half of the week. Beef
cutouts are expected to be mixed lower with generally light box
For the week ending May 08, 2021, Imported Beef Passed for
Entry in the U.S. totaled 39,871, 95.02% of the previous week
and 99.18% of the 4-week average.
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 in order 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
1-800-369-7675, ext. 3678. All sales will be listed anonymously
and organized by state. General volumes and summaries from this
data will also be posted on the Daily Sales Reported to DTN
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