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DTN CATTLE PRICES/TRENDS               10/03 07:00

WEEKLY TOTALS REPORTED TO DTN FOR THE WEEK OF: 09/26-09/30

STATE  HEAD SOLD   LIVE PR RANGE   DRESSED PR RANGE
KS       2,800     143.00          .
NE       3,300     144.00-145.00   228.00-231.00
TX       1,700     143.00          .
CO           0     .               .
IA       1,000     145.00          228.00

DTN WEEKLY ROUND UP: The majority of light to moderate trade 
took place on Tuesday and Wednesday with a little cleanup on 
Thursday and Friday. Southern live trade had a range of $141 
to mostly $143, fully steady with last week's weighted 
averages. Northern dressed business had a range of $225.60 to 
$233, mostly $228, $1 lower than last week's weighted average 
basis Nebraska. According to Thursday's Daily Direct Slaughter 
Cattle Summary reports, the accumulated weekly average price 
totals were as follows (the prior week's weighted averages are 
listed in parentheses): KS $143.00($143.02); NE 
$229.17($228.81); TX $142.76($142.98); IA $229.12($229.57); CO 
not available due to confidentiality.

The Friday Afternoon Daily Direct Slaughter Cattle report 
lists weekly trade volume totals as: KS 8,583; NE 35,548; TX 
7,872; IA 29,652; CO not available due to confidentiality. 
Friday's slaughter totaled 115,000 head, 10,000 below the 
prior week, but 6,000 more than a year ago. Saturday's kill 
was estimated at 42,000 head, bringing the weekly total to 
664,000 head, 3,000 less than the previous week, but 24,000 
greater than 2021. The weekly averages for boxed beef cutouts 
and boxed beef cuts: choice $246.73(-3.32), select $220.74(-
3.40), with an average choice select spread of $25.99(+0.08), 
and a total load count including cuts, trimmings, and grinds 
of 670(-95). Changes from the prior week are listed in 
parentheses.

For the week ending September 24, 2022, Imported Beef Passed 
for Entry in the U.S. totaled 44,484, 91.72% of the previous 
week and 101.09% of the 4-week average. 

DTN MORNING COMMENTS: It looks like it will be another quiet 
Monday. Bids and asking prices are not likely to be established 
until later in the week, as both buyers and sellers are busy 
taking inventory and won't look up from their tally sheets 
until later in the week. Beef cutouts are expected to be mixed 
with generally light box movement.

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. A weekly summary from 
this data will be posted on the Weekly Cattle Sales Reported 
to DTN page.

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