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DTN CATTLE PRICES/TRENDS               09/27 08:00

WEEKLY TOTALS REPORTED TO DTN FOR THE WEEK OF: 09/20-09/24

STATE  HEAD SOLD   LIVE PR RANGE   DRESSED PR RANGE
KS       2,500     123.00-124.00   .
NE       3,500     123.00-124.00   196.00-198.00
TX       2,000     124.00          .
CO           0     .               .
IA       1,100     123.00          196.00-198.00

DTN WEEKLY ROUND UP: A very light trade started up on Tuesday 
last week, but the bulk of business took place on Wednesday 
with just a few scattered deals reported on Thursday and 
Friday. Southern live business was marked at $122 to $124, 
mostly $123 to $124, generally steady with last week's 
weighted averages. Northern dressed trade had a large range 
of $191 to $198, mostly $196 to $198, $1 to $3 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 are as follows (the 
prior week's weighted averages are listed in parentheses): KS 
$123.71($123.29); NE $196.35($198.87); TX $123.86($123.97); 
IA $196.68($198.18); CO not available due to confidentiality.

According to the Friday Afternoon Daily Direct Slaughter 
Cattle reports weekly trade volume totals were as follows: KS 
9,058; NE 27,002; TX 4,145; IA 13,448, CO not available due 
to confidentiality. Friday's slaughter totaled 110,000 head, 
8,000 less than the prior week and 3,000 below a year ago. 
Saturday's kill was estimated at 54,000 head, bringing the 
weekly total to 641,000 head, 16,000 under the previous week, 
and down 14,000 from 2020. 

The weekly averages for boxed beef cutouts and boxed beef 
cuts were choice $308.75 -11.47, select $276.76 -8.58, with 
an average choice select spread of $31.99, and a total load 
count (cuts, trimmings, grinds) of 704. 

DTN MORNING COMMENTS: A typically quiet Monday morning with 
both buyers and sellers busy taking inventory. Bids and asking 
prices are not established as of yet. Significant trade volume 
will likely be delayed until Wednesday or later. Beef cutouts 
are expected to be lower with generally light box movement.

For the week ending September 18, 2021, Imported Beef Passed 
for Entry in the U.S. totaled 45,141, 116.76% of the previous 
week and 100.64% 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 volumes and summaries from this 
data will also be posted on the Daily Sales Reported to DTN 
page.

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