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DTN CATTLE PRICES/TRENDS               08/03 08:00

WEEKLY TOTALS REPORTED TO DTN FOR THE WEEK OF: 07/27-07/31

STATE  HEAD SOLD   LIVE PR RANGE   DRESSED PR RANGE
KS       4,000     96.00-97.50     .
NE       3,500     100.00          160.00
TX       2,000     97.00           .
CO         400     97.00-98.00     .
IA         500     100.50          160.00

LAST WEEK'S ROUND UP:  Business started up on Tuesday again 
last week and ran through Thursday, with only a little 
cleanup on Friday. Northern dressed deals had a full range of 
$158 to $162, mostly $160, roughly $2 higher than the 
previous week. The Southern live price range was $95 to $98, 
mostly $97, about $1 higher than the prior week. Colorado 
deals were marked at $97 to $99, steady to $1 higher than the 
previous week. According to Thursday's Mandatory summary 
reports weekly accumulated totals are as follows (the prior 
week's weighted averages are listed in parentheses): KS 
$96.87($95.68); NE $160.03($158.15); TX $95.96($96.55); IA 
$160.01($158.04); CO $97.85($97.75). 

According to the Friday afternoon Mandatory reports weekly 
trade volumes were as follows: KS 28,654; NE 21,946; TX 
13,464; IA 26,962; CO 1,862. Friday's slaughter was estimated 
at 113,000 head, even with the prior week, but 2,000 below 
last year. Saturday's slaughter was estimated at 51,000 head, 
bringing the weekly total to 638,000 head, 8,000 smaller than 
the prior week, but 5,000 larger than 2019. 

DTN MORNING COMMENTS:  The country is quiet this morning with 
both buyers and sellers busy taking inventory. Bids and asking 
prices are not established. Significant trade volume may be 
delayed until Tuesday or later. Beef cutouts are expected to be 
mixed with generally light box movement.

For the week ending July 25, 2020, Imported Beef Passed for 
Entry in the U.S. totaled 46,139, 109.33% of the previous week 
and 117.36% of the 4-week average. 

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. General trends and summaries from this 
data will also be posted on the Daily Sales Reported to DTN 
page.

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