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                 USDA MARKET NEWS--AFTERNOON CATTLE REPORT    08/29/14

              VOLUME   USDA TOTAL RANGE  DTN PRACTICAL RANGE    DTN WT AVG
   
KANSAS    CONFIRMED CASH SALES - TODAY:   6,397   WEEK T0 DATE:   6,604
STEERS  2,234       154.00-155.00          154.00-155.00          154.96
HEIFERS 2,078       155.00-156.00          155.00-156.00          155.12  

NEBRASKA  CONFIRMED CASH SALES - TODAY:   9,426   WEEK TO DATE:  11,790
STEERS  2,862       243.00-245.00           243.00-245.00         245.00
HEIFERS 1,116       243.00-245.00           243.00-245.00         244.92

TEXAS     CONFIRMED CASH SALES - TODAY:   1,134   WEEK TO DATE:   1,284
STEERS    269       155.00-155.00           155.00-155.00         155.00
HEIFERS   443       155.00-155.00           155.00-155.00         155.00

COLORADO  CONFIRMED CASH SALES - TODAY:     650   WEEK TO DATE:   1,968
STEERS    526       155.00-156.00           155.00-156.00         155.88
HEIFERS   124       156.00-156.00           156.00-156.00         156.00

IOWA      CONFIRMED CASH SALES - TODAY:   8,735   WEEK TO DATE:  11,979
STEERS  1,848       242.00-245.00           242.00-245.00         244.25
HEIFERS 1,788       245.00-245.00           245.00-245.00         245.03

COMMENTS:  Short-bought packers were forced to pay more for inventory
In all areas Friday. Live prices were generally $3 higher. 

5 AREA LV STR AVE PR&WT: $154.86(1448)  HIDE & OFFAL: $16.71 +0.11
CARCASS EQV INDEX   CHOICE (600-900#)   SELECT (600-900#)    #OF HEAD
 LIVE BASED           224.81              216.31               17,197
 BOX BASED            234.30              222.39               73,463
 AVE INDEX            229.56 +0.51        219.35 +0.36         90,660
BEEF CUTOUTS        CHOICE (600-900#)   SELECT (600-900#)
                      246.30 -0.59       234.39 -0.88
 132.05 LDS CH CUTS /  71.93 LDS SEL CUTS / 27.58  LDS TRIM / 18.17 LDS GROUND
BOXED BEEF TREND: Weak on lite-mod dem/mod-heavy offers
COMPREHENSIVE WEEKLY CUTOUT VALUE: Week ending 08/22 $250.67 -3.85
 CUTTER 90%  350# UP C/O: $234.05 +.87
 NAT'L BONELESS BF TRIM:  41.14 lds / Sharply LR on lite-mod dem/heavy offers
 90% TRIM:   2 lds/ WT AVG: $299.02/ Firm to 2 HR
*ABCDE AFTER QUOTE REPRESENTS DAYS SINCE LAST REPORTED MARKET TEST*.
FI KILL(WTD) FRI 114(574) WK AGO 115(569) YR AGO 123(612) MIX: THR SH93/CB21
                     SAT  10(584)         21(590)         20(633) 
                       WEEKLY CANADIAN CATTLE IMPORTS.
                         FEEDERS     SLAUGHTER S&H
Week Ending:  08/16/14    3,915          8,137
Week Ending:  08/09/14    2,139          5,693
Change from prev week:   +1,776         +2,444


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