SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle estimate: 550. Last Friday: 2134. Year Ago Friday: 625. Thursday actual: 567.
Compared to Thursday, not enough slaughter steers, heifers or Holsteins for an adequate market test. Slaughter cows sold steady. Slaughter 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 51.00-53.00; Boning 80-85 percent lean 48.00-49.00; Lean 85-90 percent lean 44.00-45.00.
Bulls: Not tested.
For the week: Compared to last week, slaughter steers sold steady to firm, instances .50 higher. Slaughter heifers sold mostly steady on a light market test. Slaughter Holsteins sold steady to firm. Slaughter cows sold 4.00 lower, instances 5.00 lower. Slaughter bulls sold 1.00 to 2.00 lower. Trade active with moderate to good demand for slaughter steers, heifers, and Holsteins. Trade and demand light, especially late in the week for slaughter cows and bulls. Supply light to moderate for all slaughter classes. Direct feedlot trading steady from 90.00 to 94.00 live and 144.00-147.00 dressed. The boxed beef cutout value of a Choice 1-3 600-750 lb beef carcass on Thursday was 161.43, 1.87 lower than last week. The estimated Federally Inspected slaughter through the first four days is 514,000, compared with 542,000 last week, and 529,000 last year.
Hog estimate: 300. Last Friday: 664. Year Ago Friday: 795. Thursday actual: 383.
Barrows and Gilts: Compared to Thursday, steady. 47-50 percent lean 220-270 lbs. 38.00-38.50; 44-48 percent lean 270-290 lbs. 36.00-37.00; 43-46 percent lean 290-300 lbs. 34.00-35.00.
U.S. 1-2: 300-500 lbs. 30.00.
U.S. 1-3: 500-600 lbs. 32.00-33.00; over 600 lbs. 34.00.
Boars: Steady. 270-300 lbs. 26.00; 300-700 lbs. 8.00.
For the week: Compared to last week, barrows and gilts sold 3.00 lower. Sows sold 1.00 to 2.00 lower. Boars sold steady.
Sheep estimate: 150. Last Friday: 194. Year Ago Friday: 98. Thursday actual: 342.
Compared to Thursday, all classes steady. Supply near 20 percent slaughter lambs, 40 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 25.00-30.00, few up to 32.00. Cull 20.00-25.00. Feeder Lambs: New Crop: Spring: 50-70 lbs. 90.00-100.00; 70-90 lbs. 85.00-90.00, fancy pkg reputation lambs 80 lbs. 105.00.
For the week: Compared to last week, slaughter lambs sold steady. Slaughter ewes and feeder lambs sold steady to firm. Supply near 50 percent slaughter lambs, 10 percent slaughter ewes and 40 percent feeder lambs. wed
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