SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle estimate: 350. Last Friday: Holiday Year Ago Fridy: 331. Thursday actual: 503.
Compared to Thursday, not enough slaughter steers, heifers or Holstein steers on offer for an adequate market test. Slaughter cows sold steady. Bulls not tested.
Steers: Not tested.
Holsteins: Not tested.
Heifers: Not tested.
Premium White 70-80 percent lean 52.00-55.00; Breaking 70-80 percent lean 49.00-52.00; Boning 80-85 percent lean 46.00-49.00; Lean 85-90 percent lean 42.00-46.00.
Bulls: Not tested.
For the week: Compared to last week, slaughter steers and heifers sold steady. Slaughter Holsteins sold steady to firm. Slaughter cows sold steady. Bulls sold 1.00 higher on a limited market test. Trade activity moderate with moderate to good demand. Slaughter cows and Holsteins made up the majority of this week supply, while offerings for steers and heifers were light to moderate. Direct feedlot trading at mostly 75.00 live and 119.00 to 120.00 dressed. The estimated federally inspected slaughter through the first four days is 535,000 compared to 536,000 last week and 520,000 last year.
Hog estimate: 300. Last Friday: Holiday. Year Ago Friday: 643. Thursday actual: 458.
Barrows and Gilts: Compared to Thursday, steady. 47-50 percent lean 220-270 lbs. 40.00-41.00, few 43.00; 44-48 percent lean 270-290 lbs. 38.50-39.50; 43-46 percent lean 290-300 lbs. 36.50-37.50.
U.S. 1-2: 300-500 lbs. 33.00.
U.S. 1-3: 500-600 lbs. 34.00-35.00; over 600 lbs. 36.00.
Boars: Steady. 270-300 lbs. 26.00; 300-700 lbs. 8.00.
For the week: Compared to last week, barrows and gilts sold 1.00 higher. Sows 1.00 higher and boars sold fully steady.
Sheep estimate: 100. Last Friday: Holiday. Year Ago Friday: 165. Thursday actual: 120.
Compared to Thursday, slaughter lambs sold steady to 2.00 lower. Slaughter ewes and feeder lambs sold steady to weak. Supply near 40 percent slaughter lambs, 20 percent slaughter ewes and 40 percent feeder lambs. Slaughter Lambs: New Crop: Spring: 120-140 lbs. 84.00-86.00; 110-120 lbs. 82.00-84.00. Slaughter Ewes: Utility and Good 20.00-25.00. Cull 15.00-20.00. Feeder Lambs: New Crop: Spring: 50-70 lbs. 80.00-85.00; 70-90 lbs. 75.00-80.00.
For the week: Compared to late last week, slaughter lambs 4.00 lower. Slaughter ewes 3.00 lower and feeder lambs sold 5.00 lower. Supply near 50 percent slaughter lambs, 10 percent slaughter ewes and 40 percent feeder lambs.
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