Missouri Weekly Direct Slaughter Report

Jefferson City, MO-   Friday Dec 03, 2021 MO Dept of Ag-USDA Market News


Missouri Weekly Direct Slaughter Cattle  



  Week to date: 400      Last week: 240      Last Year: 280


 These prices acquired from Missouri producers)


     Trading as of this Friday morning December 3, remains light with

Flat dressed sales trading 7.00 higher at 220.00 and Grid dressed sales

8.00 higher at 226.00.  Live cattle futures have tumbled and have been

hesitant to follow the cash advance. But, offering prices have held firm

and producers have prevailed this week as packers have had to pay up to

obtain inventory as tighter market ready fed cattle and good weekly

slaughter levels have pushed prices higher, mostly 2.00 higher at 142.00

this week in the Southern and Northern Plains.  Dressed sales in Nebraska

are mostly 3.00 higher at 220.00.  Producers have been playing defense

for so long, that they now sense a change in leverage.  Slaughter Cattle

under Federal Inspection on Thursday was at 488,000, last week 366,000

and last year 479,000.  Boxed-beef prices closed higher on Thursday but

retail prices are feeling pressure.  Choice boxed-beef prices on Thursday

closed 1.80 higher at 272.02 with Select .28 cents higher at 258.25 with

a Choice-Select spread at 13.77; compared to last Wednesday’s close with

Choice at 279.11 and Select at 263.47.  The hide and offal value from a

typical slaughter steer on Thursday was estimated at 14.39 per cwt live,

down .34 cents when compared to Wednesday’s value. 



Live Sales:

Slaughter steers and heifers: (over 90 percent Choice) 



(Note: Weighing conditions some plant delivered weights and some net

 weights FOB feedlot after a 4 percent shrink.



Dressed Carcass Sales: (Paid on Hot Carcass Weights) Delivered or Picked



   Steers and Heifers (80 percent Choice)  4 Loads Thursday Flat 220.00



  (Grid Sales)  Grade and Weight Carcass (over 80 percent Choice)  6

Loads Friday morning 226.00.



Source:  MO Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Perry, MO

         Greg Harrison, Market Reporter