DTN Cattle Prices/Trends 04/25 13:30



DTN CATTLE PRICES/TRENDS               04/25 13:30

      HEAD SOLD LIVE  STEERS  DRESSED        LIVE  HEIFERS DRESSED 
KANSAS     .    .             .              .             .
NEBRASKA 3,500  127.00        205.00         127.00        205.00
TEXAS      .    .             .              .             .
COLORADO   800  127.00        .              127.00        .
IOWA       .    .            *203.00(BID)    .            *203.00(BID)
                               *PRIVATE SOURCES     
    
DTN COMMENTS: A light to moderate trade has been reported in parts of the 
North with dressed deals at $205, roughly $3 lower than last week's weighted 
average, live business is at mostly $127, also about $3 lower than last 
week's weighted average. A light to moderate trade was reported in the South 
yesterday with live deals at $126 to $127, steady to $1 higher than last 
week's weighted averages. While we expect trade volume totals to continue to 
build some this afternoon it is looking like business could essentially be 
done for the week in the South, but we may see a little more business take 
place tomorrow in the North.  

Today's slaughter totaled 121,000 head, 1,000 below last week, but even with 
a year ago. Cattle futures closed sharply lower on both live (off 200 to 
297) and feeder (off 297 to 355) futures. Beef cutouts are expected to close 
higher with moderate to good box movement 

DAILY DIRECT SLAUGHTER CATTLE-NEGOTIATED PURCHASES-SUMMARY
**Summary includes trade from 1:30 PM the previous day through 9:30 AM today.**

KANSAS    CONFIRMED CASH SALES:  19,935  WEEK TO DATE:    19,935
STEERS - LIVE - FOB                   STEERS - DRESSED - DELIVERED
125.87   80+    125.00-126.00  3,204  No reportable trade
125.93   65-80  124.00-127.00  4,118
125.96   35-65  125.00-126.00  1,167

125.91   TOTAL  124.00-127.00  8,489
STEERS - LIVE - DELIVERED             STEERS - DRESSED - FOB
No reportable trade                   No reportable trade
HEIFERS - LIVE - FOB                  HEIFERS - DRESSED - DELIVERED
125.96   80+    125.00-126.00  3,032  No reportable trade
126.08   65-80  126.00-127.00  4,385

126.03   TOTAL  125.00-127.00  7,417
HEIFERS - LIVE - DELIVERED            HEIFERS - DRESSED - FOB
No reportable trade                   No reportable trade


NEBRASKA  CONFIRMED CASH SALES:   4,025  WEEK TO DATE:     4,201
STEERS - LIVE - FOB                   STEERS - DRESSED - DELIVERED
127.50   80+    127.50-127.50    187  205.16   80+    205.00-206.00    508
126.95   65-80  126.00-127.50    594  206.67   65-80  205.00-208.00    694

127.08   TOTAL  126.00-127.50    781  206.03   TOTAL  205.00-208.00  1,202
STEERS - LIVE - DELIVERED             STEERS - DRESSED - FOB
130.00   80+    130.00-130.00    280  No reportable trade

130.00   TOTAL  130.00-130.00    280
HEIFERS - LIVE - FOB                  HEIFERS - DRESSED - DELIVERED
127.50   80+    127.50-127.50    133  207.68   65-80  206.00-208.00  1,078

127.50   TOTAL  127.50-127.50    133  207.68   TOTAL  206.00-208.00  1,078
HEIFERS - LIVE - DELIVERED            HEIFERS - DRESSED - FOB
No reportable trade                   No reportable trade


TEXAS      CONFIRMED CASH SALES:  8,471  WEEK TO DATE:     8,471
STEERS - LIVE - FOB                   STEERS - DRESSED - DELIVERED
126.00   80+    126.00-126.00    185  No reportable trade
126.00   65-80  126.00-126.00  1,948
126.00   35-65  126.00-126.00  1,875

126.00   TOTAL  126.00-126.00  4,008
STEERS - LIVE - DELIVERED             STEERS - DRESSED - FOB
No reportable trade                   No reportable trade
HEIFERS - LIVE - FOB                  HEIFERS - DRESSED - DELIVERED
126.00   80+    126.00-126.00     69  197.50   80+    197.50-197.50    134
126.00   65-80  126.00-126.00  2,953
126.00   35-65  126.00-126.00    469

126.00   TOTAL  126.00-126.00  3,491  197.50   TOTAL  197.50-197.50    134
HEIFERS - LIVE - DELIVERED            HEIFERS - DRESSED - FOB
No reportable trade                   No reportable trade


COLORADO  CONFIRMED CASH SALES: NA Conf  WEEK TO DATE:   NA Conf 
STEERS - LIVE - FOB                   STEERS - DRESSED - DELIVERED
Not available due to confidentiality  No reportable trade
STEERS - LIVE - DELIVERED             STEERS - DRESSED - FOB
No reportable trade                   No reportable trade
HEIFERS - LIVE - FOB                  HEIFERS - DRESSED - DELIVERED
Not available due to confidentiality  No reportable trade
HEIFERS - LIVE - DELIVERED            HEIFERS - DRESSED - FOB
No reportable trade                   No reportable trade


IOWA       CONFIRMED CASH SALES: 12,195  WEEK TO DATE:    12,564
STEERS - LIVE - FOB                   STEERS - DRESSED - DELIVERED
130.00   80+    126.25-132.00  4,843  207.13   80+    206.00-208.00  2,568
                                      202.27   65-80  201.00-205.00  1,470

130.00   TOTAL  126.25-132.00  4,843  205.36   TOTAL  201.00-208.00  4,038
STEERS - LIVE - DELIVERED             STEERS - DRESSED - FOB
131.33   80+    130.00-132.50    873  No reportable trade

131.33   TOTAL  130.00-132.50    873
HEIFERS - LIVE - FOB                  HEIFERS - DRESSED - DELIVERED
129.97   80+    127.00-131.00  1,128  206.00   80+    206.00-206.00    723
                                      205.00   65-80  205.00-205.00     95

129.97   TOTAL  127.00-131.00  1,128  205.88   TOTAL  205.00-206.00    818
HEIFERS - LIVE - DELIVERED            HEIFERS - DRESSED - FOB
130.15   80+    128.00-131.00    234  No reportable trade

130.15   TOTAL  128.00-131.00    234

NOTE:  Feedlots are encouraged to call DTN with any cattle sales, at
1-800-369-7675, 1-402-399-6402. All sales will be listed anonymously and 
organized by state. All live sales are FOB and set for 1-9 day delivery. 
General trends and summaries from this data will also be posted on the Daily 
Sales Reported to DTN page.