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DTN CATTLE PRICES/TRENDS               08/21 12:10

       HEAD SOLD LIVE  STEERS  DRESSED        LIVE  HEIFERS  DRESSED
KANSAS   2,000   153.00        .              153.00         .
NEBRASKA 1,500   153.00 West  *240-242(BID)   153.00 West   *240-242(BID)
TEXAS      .     .             .              .              .
COLORADO   .    *153.00(BID)   .             *153.00(BID)    .
IOWA       100   153.00       *240-242(BID)   153.00        *240-242(BID)
                         *=PRIVATE SOURCES

DTN COMMENTS:  The cash market at midday is generally light with dressed 
bids in the North around 242.00 steady with yesterday's decline, but close 
to $3.00 lower than a week ago. On the other hand, some business in Kansas 
has been marked at 153.00 on a live basis, $2.00 lower than last week, but 
$1.00 higher than yesterday's test. Besides Iowa, trade volume totals for 
the week remain quite limited, suggesting that some business may be delayed 
until after Friday's on feed report. Unsold cattle seem to be priced around 
244.00-245.00 in the North and 154.00-155.00 in the South.

Beef cutouts are significantly lower at midday (Choice 250.52 -1.03, Select 
242.51 -.56) with light to moderate box movement (43.93 lds of choice cuts, 
33.84 lds of select cuts, 11.51 lds of trim, and 11.82 lds of ground). 
Cattle futures are mixed in the live pit and sharply lower in the feeder 
trade.  

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:    7,529  WEEK TO DATE:   7,567
STEERS - LIVE FOB                     STEERS -  DRESSED DELIVERED
151.98   35-65  151.00-152.00  1,843  242.00  65-80  242.00-242.00     40
152.00    0-35  152.00-152.00    147

151.98   TOTAL  151.00-152.00  1,990  242.00  TOTAL  242.00-242.00     40
HEIFERS - LIVE FOB                    HEIFERS - DRESSED DELIVERED
151.00   80+    151.00-151.00     40  242.00  65-80  241.00-241.00     80
152.00   65-80  152.00-152.00    780  241.00  35-65  241.00-241.00  1,701
152.00   35-65  152.00-152.00  1,480

151.98   TOTAL  151.00-152.00  2,300  241.04  TOTAL  241.00-242.00  1,781


NEBRASKA CONFIRMED CASH SALES:    5,958  WEEK TO DATE:   6,296
STEERS - LIVE FOB                     STEERS -  DRESSED DELIVERED
152.00   65-80  152.00-152.00    391  241.62  80+    240.50-243.00  1,634
152.00   35-65  152.00-152.00    572  242.19  65-80  242.00-243.00  2,105
                                      242.00  35-65  242.00-242.00    351

152.00   TOTAL  152.00-152.00    963  241.95  TOTAL  240.50-243.00  4,090
HEIFERS - LIVE FOB                    HEIFERS - DRESSED DELIVERED
154.00   80+    154.00-154.00    197  242.11  80+    242.00-243.00    372
                                      242.00  65-80  242.00-242.00    156

154.00   TOTAL  154.00-154.00    197  242.08  TOTAL  242.00-243.00    528


TEXAS    CONFIRMED CASH SALES:      658  WEEK TO DATE:     658
STEERS - LIVE FOB                     STEERS -  DRESSED DELIVERED
152.00   35-65  152.00-152.00    378  No reportable trade
152.00    0-35  152.00-152.00     60

152.00   TOTAL  152.00-150.00    438
HEIFERS - LIVE FOB                    HEIFERS - DRESSED DELIVERED
152.00   65-80  152.00-152.00    200  No reportable trade
152.00    0-35  152.00-152.00     20

152.00   TOTAL  152.00-152.00    220


COLORADO CONFIRMED CASH SALES:      614  WEEK TO DATE:   1,165
STEERS - LIVE FOB                     STEERS -  DRESSED DELIVERED
No reportable trade                   No reportable trade
HEIFERS - LIVE FOB                    HEIFERS - DRESSED DELIVERED
No reportable trade                   No reportable trade


IOWA     CONFIRMED CASH SALES:   30,267  WEEK TO DATE:  31,626
STEERS - LIVE FOB                     STEERS -  DRESSED DELIVERED
153.20   80+    150.00-154.50  6,377  242.21  80+    240.00-243.00  1,969
152.96   65-80  152.00-154.00  4,151  241.75  65-80  240.00-243.00  3,672
152.50   35-65  152.50-152.50     82  242.00  35-65  242.00-242.00    278

153.10   TOTAL  150.00-154.50 10,610  241.91  TOTAL  240.00-243.00  5,919
HEIFERS - LIVE FOB                    HEIFERS - DRESSED DELIVERED
152.60   80+    152.00-153.00    715  242.03  80+    242.00-243.00  1,759
152.91   65-80  152.00-153.00  2,595  241.71  65-80  240.00-242.00  1,094
152.63   35-65  152.00-153.00    123  242.00  35-65  242.00-242.00     68

152.83   TOTAL  152.00-153.00  3,433  241.91  TOTAL  240.00-243.00  2,921

NOTE:  Feedlots are encouraged to call DTN with any cattle sales, at
1-800-369-7675, 1-402-399-6402, or 1-402-462-8897. All sales will be listed 
anonymously and organized by state.  General trends and summaries from this 
data will be posted on the Daily Sales Reported to DTN page. 


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