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DTN CATTLE PRICES/TRENDS               08/20 08:15

WEEKLY TOTALS REPORTED TO DTN FOR THE WEEK OF: 08/13-08/17

STATE  HEAD SOLD   LIVE PR RANGE   DRESSED PR RANGE
KS         500     110.50          . 
NE       6,000     109.00-110.00   173.00
TX         200     110.50          .
CO           0     .               .
IA       1,500     110.00          173.00

LAST WEEK'S ROUNDUP:  Around the noon hour on Friday Northern 
trade kicked in gear and a moderate to active trade developed 
with the full range of dressed deals at 171.00-174.00, mostly 
173.00, roughly $2.50 lower than the previous week's weighted 
average basis Nebraska. Southern business was light and late on 
Friday at 110.00-110.50, .50 to $1 below the previous week's 
trade. According to the Friday afternoon Mandatory reports 
total weekly trade volumes were as follows: KS 1,669; NE 
30,240; TX 0; CO 0, IA 15,653. Keep in mind that the cutoff for 
these reports was before Southern trade developed late Friday 
afternoon, so it will be interesting to see just what the 
actual totals will be when summaries are released later this 
morning.

DTN MORNING COMMENTS:  The country is typically quiet this 
morning with packers focusing on the collection of new 
showlists. Significant trade volume will likely be delayed 
until the second half of the week. Beef cutouts are expected to 
be mixed with light box movement. 

For the week ending August 11, 2018, Imported Beef Passed for 
Entry in the U.S. totaled 40,184, 96.26% of the previous week 
and 95.37% of the prior 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, 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 also be posted on the 
Daily Sales Reported to DTN page.

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