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DTN CATTLE PRICES/TRENDS               04/27 14:00 

         HEAD SOLD LIVE  STEERS  DRESSED        LIVE  HEIFERS  DRESSED

KANSAS   3,000     $135-138                     $135-138           
NEBRASKA 3,500     $136-140(W)   $215-219       $136-140(W)    $215-219     
TEXAS    4,500     $136-138                     $136-137           
IOWA     1,000                   $217-219                      $217-219         
            
COLORADO 1,000     $140                         $140          

                                *=PRIVATE SOURCES

DTN COMMENTS: The trade volume is moderate to fairly active this afternoon, 
though buying interest may be winding down. Live business in the South (i.e., 
ranging from $135 to 138) is generally $4-7 higher than last week. Dressed biz 
in Nebraska has been reported between $215-219, roughly $6-11 higher than last 
week's weighted average. Some asking prices are now jacked as high as $138-140 
in the South and $220/$138-140 in the North.  While it will be critical to see 
summaries in the morning, it's possible that the lion's share of cash business 
is done for the week. 
     Today's kill totaled 117,000 head (WTD 464,000), 1,000 more than last week 
(WTD 455,000) and 4,000 greater than 2016 (WTD 448,000).  Cattle futures got off
to a slow start, but soon stormed higher with another bumper crop of triple 
digit progress and new contract highs. Indeed, the vast majority of live and 
feeder issues settled with limit gains. Beef cut-outs are expected to close 
higher with moderate box movement. 




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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