National Slaughter Cattle Summary
Oklahoma City, OK   Fri Aug 11, 2017    USDA-OK Dept of Ag Market News 

   National Slaughter Cattle Summary - Week Ending Aug 11, 2017

   Slaughter cattle on a live basis sold 2.00-3.00 lower both live and on a dressed basis.  Boxed Beef prices as of Friday afternoon averaged 197.86 down 2.60 from last Friday.  The Choice/Select spread is 3.48.  Slaughter cattle on a national basis for negotiated cash trades through Friday afternoon totaled about 73,890 head.  Last week's total head count was 52,360 head.

   Midwest Direct Markets: 
Live Basis: Steers and Heifers:  114.00-115.00.
Dressed Basis:  Steers and Heifers 184.00-186.00.

   South Plains Direct Markets: 
Live Basis: Steers and Heifers   113.00-115.00.

   Slaughter Cows and Bulls (Average Yielding Prices): 
Slaughter cows and bulls sold mostly steady to 2.00 higher where noted.    
   Cutter Cow Carcass Cut-Out Value Friday was 181.69u up 0.97 from 
last Friday.  

         %Lean    Weight      Montana         Oklahoma       Alabama  
Breakers 75-80%  1100-1600  69.00-73.50     72.00-75.75    64.00-69.00
Boners   80-85%  1000-1450  71.00-76.50     70.50-76.00    66.00-71.00
Lean     85-90%  1000-1300  70.00-74.50     68.00-72.55    61.00-66.00
Bulls    88-92%  1300-2500  85.00-94.25     91.00-96.00    92.00-95.00

Source: USDA-Oklahoma Dept of Ag Market News, Oklahoma City, OK
        Tina Colby       Telephone 405-232-5425