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DTN CATTLE PRICES/TRENDS               08/31 08:15

WEEKLY TOTALS REPORTED TO DTN FOR THE WEEK OF: 08/24-08/28

STATE  HEAD SOLD   LIVE PR RANGE   DRESSED PR RANGE
KS       1,000     .               231.00
NE       5,500     145.00-147.00   227.00-228.00
TX           0     .               .
CO           0     .               .
IA         900     144.00          227.00-228.00

DTN COMMENTS: The country is expected to be quiet today with both sides 
busy counting heads. Bids and asking prices have yet to be established. 
Last week's trade was generally $4.00 lower in parts of the North, dressed 
sales ranged from 226.00-238.00, mostly 228.00. Southern business never 
really did get started we waited around Friday night and only saw some 
dressed sales in Kanas at 231.00. Live bids rose to 146.00 which was still 
$2.00-4.00 below asking prices. It will be interesting to see just how 
many head are reported on the Formula, Grid and Contract Purchases reports 
for these areas later this morning. Beef cutouts are expected to be lower 
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, 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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