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DTN CATTLE PRICES/TRENDS               04/12 07:55

WEEKLY TOTALS REPORTED TO DTN FOR THE WEEK OF: 04/05-04/09

STATE  HEAD SOLD   LIVE PR RANGE   DRESSED PR RANGE
KS       3,550     120.00          .
NE       4,600     120.00-123.00   195.00-196.00
TX       2,000     120.00          .
CO         900     122.00-123.00   .
IA       1,000     123.00          195.00-196.00

DTN WEEKLY ROUND UP: Last week's business took place mostly 
on Wednesday, with a little cleanup on Thursday and Friday. 
Southern live trade had a full range of $118 to $122, mostly 
$121, $4 higher than last week's weighted averages. Northern 
dressed deals had a full range of $192 to $196, mostly $195 
to $196, roughly $5 to $6 higher than the bulk of the prior 
week's trade. 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 $120.33($117.12); NE $195.26 
($189.51); TX $120.22($116.48); IA $195.19($189.30); CO 
$122.15($117.66). 

According to the Friday Afternoon Daily Direct Slaughter 
Cattle reports weekly trade volume totals were: KS 21,343; NE 
30,255; TX 13,358; IA 25,423, CO 4,322. Friday's slaughter 
totaled 111,000 head, 6,000 more than the prior week and 
24,000 greater than the previous year. Saturday's kill was 
estimated at 66,000 head, bringing the weekly total to 
641,000 head, 32,000 larger than the week before, and 112,000 
above 2020.

DTN COMMENTS: A typically quiet Monday morning with bids and 
asking prices not established as of yet, and significant trade 
volume will likely be delayed until the second half of the 
week. Beef cutouts are expected to be higher with generally 
light box movement.

For the week ending April 03, 2021, Imported Beef Passed for 
Entry in the U.S. totaled 38,841, 97.02% of the previous week 
and 98.93% 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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