SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle estimate: 250. Last Friday: 1098. Year Ago Friday: 244. Thursday actual: 277.
Compared to Thursday, not enough slaughter steers, heifers or Holsteins for an adequate market test. Slaughter cows sold steady to weak on a very light market test. Slaughter bulls sold mostly steady.
Steers: Not tested.
Holsteins: Not tested.
Heifers: Not tested.
Premium White 70-80 percent lean, none; Breaking 70-80 percent lean, few 42.50-43.75; Boning 80-85 percent lean, few 41.25-42.00; Lean 85-90 percent lean, few 38.00-40.25.
Bulls: Yield Grade 1-2 2055-2210 lbs 53.50-56.25.
For the week: Compared to last week, slaughter steers sold mostly steady to firm, Holstein steers steady for weight and quality and Choice heifers steady. Trade activity was moderate with moderate to good demand. A continued sharply active and higher boneless meat market sparked good buyer interest for cows for the week. This week good numbers of fed cows that were high yielding and attractive offerings keep a firm to 1.00 higher market, with some high yielding fed cows sharply higher for the week.
Hog estimate: 550. Last Friday: 552. Year Ago Friday: 327. Thursday actual: 584.
Barrows and Gilts: Compared to Thursday, sold steady. 47-50 percent lean 220-270 lbs. 33.50-34.00; 44-48 percent lean 270-290 lbs. 31.50-32.50; 43-46 percent lean 290-300 lbs. 29.50-30.50.
U.S. 1-2: 300-500 lbs. 22.00-23.00.
U.S. 1-3: 500-600 lbs. 24.00-27.00; over 600 lbs. 27.00.
Boars: Steady. 270-300 lbs. 18.00; 300-700 lbs. 6.00.
For the week: Compared to last week, barrows and gilts fully .50 higher. Sows and boars sold steady.
Sheep estimate: 100.
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