SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle estimate: 300. Last Friday: 385. Year Ago Friday: 148. Thursday actual: 381.
Compared to Thursday, slaughter steers, heifers, Holsteins and bulls not tested. Slaughter cows sold steady on a light test.
Steers: Not tested.
Holsteins: Not tested.
Heifers: Not tested.
Premium White 70-80 percent lean 55.00-57.00; Breaking 70-80 percent lean 53.00-55.00; Boning 80-85 percent lean 51.00-52.75; Lean 85-90 percent lean 45.00-48.00.
Bulls: Not tested.
For the week: Compared to last week, slaughter steers sold steady to weak while heifers sold mostly steady to 1.00 lower. Slaughter Holsteins sold steady to 1.00 lower, with select Holsteins firm. Slaughter cows sold 2.00-3.00 higher. Bulls sold generally steady on a limited market test. Trade activity moderate with moderate to good demand. The majority of this weeks supply was made up of Slaughter cows and Holsteins, while steer offerings were light to moderate. Additionally, heifer offerings were light. The estimated federally inspected slaughter through the first four days is 539,000 compared to 535,000 last week and 525,000 last year.
Hog estimate: 300. Last Friday: 297. Year Ago Friday: 476. Thursday actual: 281.
Barrows and Gilts: Compared to Thursday, sold steady to 1.00 higher.
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