DTN Cattle Prices/Trends 02/09 09:05




DTN CATTLE PRICES/TRENDS               02/09 09:05

       HEAD SOLD LIVE  STEERS  DRESSED        LIVE  HEIFERS  DRESSED
KANSAS     .     .             .              .              .
NEBRASKA   .     .            *189-190(BID)   .             *189-190(BID)
TEXAS      .     .             .              .              .
COLORADO   .     .             .              .              .
IOWA       .     .             .              .              .
                         *=PRIVATE SOURCES

DTN COMMENTS:  The country is fairly quiet this morning with just a few 
Northern bids noted following yesterday's moderate trade. Best early guesses 
are that Kansas moved around 16,000-18,000 head at mostly 120.00, $1.00 
higher than last week. Texas traded around 5,000-6,000 head also at 120.00, 
$1.00 higher, Colorado sold around 3,000-4,000 head also at 120.00, $1.00 
higher. The North seem to be somewhat of a question mark due to severe 
winter weather, some Eastern Nebraska yards reported snow totals around 4-6 
inches. Very little dressed trade was reported in this area, but a few live 
deals were marked at 118.00-119.00. While it looks like Southern trade is 
essentially done for the week, we should see more trade in the North 
sometime today and/or tomorrow. Asking prices on cattle left on showlists 
are around 122.00 the South, and 192.00-195.00 in the North. Beef cutouts 
are expected to be lower with light to moderate box movement.

NOTE:  Feedlots are encouraged to call DTN with any cattle sales, at
1-800-369-7675, 1-402-399-6402, or 1-402-462-8897. All sales will be listed 
anonymously and organized by state.  General trends and summaries from this 
data will be posted on the Daily Sales Reported to DTN page.