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DTN CATTLE PRICES/TRENDS               04/18 12:00

       HEAD SOLD LIVE  STEERS  DRESSED        LIVE  HEIFERS  DRESSED
KANSAS     .     .             .              .              .
NEBRASKA   500   147.00 West   .              .              .
TEXAS      .     .             .              .              .
COLORADO   .     .             .              .              .
IOWA       .     .             .              .              .
                         *=PRIVATE SOURCES

DTN COMMENTS:  The country remains quiet at midday with only a small cleanup 
deal reported in Nebraska. It looks like business essentially done for the 
week. Weekly trade volume totals look as expected with light to moderate 
trade in the South and moderate to active trade reported in the North.

Beef cutouts are mixed at midday (Choice 226.10 +.22, Select 215.08 -.35) 
with generally light box movement (48.25 lds of choice cuts, 42.14 lds of 
select cuts, 1.00 lds of trim, and 15.05 lds of ground). Just a reminder, 
the board is closed today in observance of the Good Friday holiday.

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:    8,690  WEEK TO DATE:  10,418
STEERS - LIVE FOB                     STEERS -  DRESSED DELIVERED
146.14   65-80  146.00-147.00    552  234.00  35-65  234.00-234.00    111
146.05   35-65  146.00-147.00  3,315
145.00    0-35  145.00-145.00     46

146.05   TOTAL  145.00-147.00  3,913  234.00  TOTAL  234.00-234.00    111
HEIFERS - LIVE FOB                    HEIFERS - DRESSED DELIVERED
146.00   80+    146.00-146.00    103  235.00  65-80  235.00-235.00    249
146.26   65-80  145.00-147.00    803
146.00   35-65  146.00-146.00  2,494

146.06   TOTAL  145.00-147.00  3,400  235.00  TOTAL  235.00-235.00    249


NEBRASKA CONFIRMED CASH SALES:   24,828  WEEK TO DATE:  27,811
STEERS - LIVE FOB                     STEERS -  DRESSED DELIVERED
148.00   80+    148.00-148.00    117  236.27  80+    235.00-238.00  2,199
147.80   65-80  147.50-148.00  1,788  236.06  65-80  233.00-238.00  2,059
                                      232.51  35-65  232.00-240.00 10,634

147.81   TOTAL  147.50-148.00  1,905  233.56  TOTAL  232.00-240.00 14,892
HEIFERS - LIVE FOB                    HEIFERS - DRESSED DELIVERED
147.00   80+    147.00-147.00    220  236.34  80+    234.00-237.00  1,182
147.03   65-80  146.50-148.00  1,172  234.83  65-80  233.00-238.00    824
146.89   35-65  146.00-148.00    471  238.87  35-65  235.00-240.00    373

146.99   TOTAL  146.00-148.00  1,863  236.21  TOTAL  233.00-240.00  2,379


TEXAS    CONFIRMED CASH SALES:    1,380  WEEK TO DATE:   5,479
STEERS - LIVE FOB                     STEERS -  DRESSED DELIVERED
145.66   35-65  145.00-146.00    816  No reportable trade

145.66   TOTAL  145.00-146.00    816
HEIFERS - LIVE FOB                    HEIFERS - DRESSED DELIVERED
145.00   35-65  145.00-145.00    564  No reportable trade

145.00   TOTAL  145.00-145.00    564


COLORADO CONFIRMED CASH SALES:    2,544  WEEK TO DATE:   2,544
STEERS - LIVE FOB                     STEERS -  DRESSED DELIVERED
147.29   35-65  146.00-147.50    949  235.00  65-80  235.00-235.00    501

147.29   TOTAL  146.00-147.50    949  235.00  TOTAL  235.00-235.00    501
HEIFERS - LIVE FOB                    HEIFERS - DRESSED DELIVERED
147.50   65-80  147.50-147.50     69  237.00  80+    237.00-237.00    270
146.13   35-65  145.50-147.50    422

146.32   TOTAL  145.50-147.50    491  237.00  TOTAL  237.00-237.00    270

IOWA     CONFIRMED CASH SALES:   14,219  WEEK TO DATE:  19,141
STEERS - LIVE FOB                     STEERS -  DRESSED DELIVERED
149.02   80+    146.00-153.00  1,241  239.20  80+    236.00-240.50    731
145.56   65-80  145.00-149.00    742  237.56  65-80  236.00-240.00  1,265
                                      234.00  35-65  234.00-234.00    345

147.73   TOTAL  145.00-153.00  1,983  237.55  TOTAL  234.00-240.50  2,341
HEIFERS - LIVE FOB                    HEIFERS - DRESSED DELIVERED
146.00   80+    146.00-146.00     40  238.55  80+    234.00-240.00    385
146.54   65-80  145.00-149.00  1,002  236.00  65-80  236.00-236.00    665
                                      236.00  35-65  236.00-236.00    490

146.52   TOTAL  145.00-149.00  1,042  236.64  TOTAL  234.00-240.00  1,540

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. 


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