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DTN CATTLE PRICES/TRENDS               10/25 08:00

WEEKLY TOTALS REPORTED TO DTN FOR THE WEEK OF: 10/18-10/22

STATE  HEAD SOLD   LIVE PR RANGE   DRESSED PR RANGE
KS       2,500     124.00          .
NE       3,000     124.00-126.50   196.00
TX       2,000     124.00          .
CO         500     125.00          .
IA       1,000     124.00-125.00   196.00

DTN WEEKLY ROUND UP:  Business took place throughout the week 
last week, but the bulk of trade took place on Wednesday. 
Southern live deals had a range of $123 to $124, mostly $124, 
about steady with the previous week's weighted averages. 
Northern dressed trade had a full range of $193 to $198, 
mostly $196, roughly steady with the prior week's weighted 
average basis Nebraska. 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 
$124.00($123.96); NE $195.89 ($195.84); TX $123.74($123.95); 
IA $195.67($195.47); CO not available due to confidentiality, 
but private sources reported trade at $125.00($124.00). 

According to the Friday Afternoon Daily Direct Slaughter 
Cattle reports weekly trade volume totals were: KS 10,067; NE 
15,287; TX 7,996; IA 22,952, CO not available due to 
confidentiality. Friday's slaughter totaled 112,000 head, 
5,000 more than the prior week and 8,000 greater than the 
previous year. Saturday's kill was estimated at 67,000 head, 
bringing the weekly total to 661,000 head, 15,000 above the 
week before, and 16,000 higher than 2020. 

The weekly averages for boxed beef cutouts and boxed beef 
cuts: choice $280.70(+0.14), select $261.99(+1.00), with an 
average choice select spread of $18.71(-0.84), and a total 
load count including cuts, trimmings, and grinds of 639(-
114). Changes from the prior week are listed in parentheses.

For the week ending October 16, 2021, Imported Beef Passed for 
Entry in the U.S. totaled 43,917, 95.01% of the previous week 
and 95.63% of the 4-week average. 

DTN MORNING COMMENTS: A typically quiet Monday morning with 
both buyers and sellers busy taking inventory. Bids and asking 
prices have yet to be established. Significant trade volume 
will likely be delayed until Wednesday or later. Beef cutouts 
are expected to be higher with generally light box movement.

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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