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DTN CATTLE PRICES/TRENDS               12/17 08:10

WEEKLY TOTALS REPORTED TO DTN FOR THE WEEK OF: 12/10-12/14

STATE  HEAD SOLD   LIVE PR RANGE   DRESSED PR RANGE
KS       4,000     119.00          . 
NE       3,500     118.00-119.00   188.00
TX       1,500     119.00          .
CO       1,000     119.00          .
IA       1,000     .               187.00-188.00

LAST WEEK'S ROUND UP: A light to moderate trade developed in 
most areas late Friday afternoon. Northern dressed deals ranged 
from $185 to $188, mostly $188, generally $1 higher than the 
previous week's weighted average basis Nebraska. Southern live 
business ranged from $118 to $119, mostly $119, generally 
steady with the previous week. According to the Friday 
afternoon Mandatory report totals weekly trade volumes were as 
follows: KS 13,095; NE 6,455; TX 3,251; CO 0; IA 7,715. Keep in 
mind that significant trade volume was still coming in after 
the Mandatory report cutoff time.

DTN MORNING COMMENTS:  The country is quiet this morning with 
business limited to 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 generally light box movement.
 
For the week ending December 08, 2018, Imported Beef Passed for 
Entry in the U.S. totaled 37,320, 135.72% of the previous week 
and 106.48% 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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