DTN Cattle Prices/Trends 11/17 11:50




DTN CATTLE PRICES/TRENDS               11/17 11:50

       HEAD SOLD LIVE  STEERS  DRESSED        LIVE  HEIFERS  DRESSED
KANSAS     .     .             .              .              .
NEBRASKA   .     .             .              .              .
TEXAS      .     .             .              .              .
COLORADO   .     .             .              .              .
IOWA       .     .             .              .              .
                         *=PRIVATE SOURCES

DTN COMMENTS: Cattle country is very quiet at midday with business probably 
done for the week. Trade volume totals look moderate at best, but that is 
not surprising given next week's holiday shortened slaughter schedule. 
 
Beef cutouts are mixed at midday (Choice 208.56 -1.68, Select 188.87 +1.04) 
with light to moderate box movement (33.58 lds of choice cuts, 22.17 lds of 
select cuts 9.45 lds of trim, and 11.05 lds of ground). Cattle futures are 
moderately lower near the top of the noon hour as traders position ahead of 
the November 1 on feed report due out at 2:00p.m. Generally speaking trade 
guesses expect total on feed to be 5-6% larger, October placement 7-8% 
larger, and October marketing up 5-6%.

DAILY DIRECT SLAUGHTER CATTLE-NEGOTIATED PURCHASES-SUMMARY
**Summary includes trade from 1:30 PM the previous day through 9:30 AM today.**

KANSAS   CONFIRMED CASH SALES:      299  WEEK TO DATE:    19,544
STEERS  - LIVE FOB                    STEERS  - DRESSED DELIVERED
119.00   65-80  119.00-119.00    165  No reportable trade
119.00   35-65  119.00-119.00     66

119.00   TOTAL  119.00-119.00    231
HEIFERS - LIVE FOB                    HEIFERS - DRESSED DELIVERED
119.00   65-80  119.00-119.00     68  No reportable trade

119.00   TOTAL  119.00-119.00     68


NEBRASKA CONFIRMED CASH SALES:    3,451  WEEK TO DATE:    39,289
STEERS  - LIVE FOB                    STEERS  - DRESSED DELIVERED
120.00   80+    120.00-120.00    273  189.62   80+    189.00-190.00    731
118.00   65-80  118.00-118.00    532  190.00   65-80  190.00-190.00     55

118.68   TOTAL  118.00-120.00    805  189.64   TOTAL  189.00-190.00    786
HEIFERS - LIVE FOB                    HEIFERS - DRESSED DELIVERED
120.00   80+    120.00-120.00    135  190.00   80+    190.00-190.00    598
120.00   65-80  120.00-120.00    141  189.00   65-80  189.00-189.00    198
                                      189.00   35-65  189.00-189.00    119

120.00   TOTAL  120.00-120.00    276  189.65   TOTAL  189.00-190.00    915


TEXAS    CONFIRMED CASH SALES:        0  WEEK TO DATE:     6,057
STEERS  - LIVE FOB                    STEERS  - DRESSED DELIVERED
No reportable trade                   No reportable trade
HEIFERS - LIVE FOB                    HEIFERS - DRESSED DELIVERED
No reportable trade                   No reportable trade


COLORADO CONFIRMED CASH SALES:      228  WEEK TO DATE:     1,780
STEERS  - LIVE FOB                    STEERS  - DRESSED DELIVERED
No reportable trade                   No reportable trade
HEIFERS - LIVE FOB                    HEIFERS - DRESSED DELIVERED
120.50   80+    120.50-120.50    170  No reportable trade

120.50   TOTAL  120.50-120.50    170


IOWA     CONFIRMED CASH SALES:    4,241  WEEK TO DATE:    19,241
STEERS  - LIVE FOB                    STEERS  - DRESSED DELIVERED
119.26   80+    119.00-120.00    466  189.88   80+    188.00-190.00    543
                                      190.00   65-80  190.00-190.00    227

119.26   TOTAL  119.00-120.00    466  189.91   TOTAL  188.00-190.00    770
HEIFERS - LIVE FOB                    HEIFERS - DRESSED DELIVERED
119.21   80+    119.00-120.00    404  190.00   80+    190.00-190.00    442
                                      190.00   65-80  190.00-190.00     75

119.21   TOTAL  119.00-120.00    404  190.00   TOTAL  190.00-190.00    517

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. All live sales are FOB and set for 1-9 
day delivery. General trends and summaries from this data will also be 
posted on the Daily Sales Reported to DTN page.