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DTN CATTLE PRICES/TRENDS               10/20 11:50

      HEAD SOLD LIVE  STEERS  DRESSED        LIVE  HEIFERS DRESSED 
KANSAS   1,000  124.00        .              124.00        .
NEBRASKA   800  124.00        196.00         124.00        196.00
TEXAS    1,500  124.00        .              124.00        .
COLORADO   .    .             .              .             .
IOWA       .    .             .              .             .
                               *PRIVATE SOURCES     
    
DTN COMMENTS: A light live trade is being reported in parts of the South at 
$124, fully steady with last week's weighted averages. Northern dressed 
deals have been marked at $196, also fully steady with last week, most of 
these deals are marked for delivery the week of November 1. Asking prices 
are around $126 plus in the South, and $198 to $200 in the North.

The Fed Cattle Exchange Auction today listed a total of 2,757 head, of which 
none actually sold, 362 were scratched from the auction and 2,395 head were 
listed as unsold, as they did not meet the reserve prices, that ranged from 
$121 to $126. Opening prices ranged from $120 to $122, high bids ranged from 
$123 to $124. The state-by-state breakdown looks like this: TX 1,137 total 
head, all of which went unsold; KS 1,299 total head, with none sold, 937 head 
went unsold and 362 were scratched from the auction; SD 252 total head, all of 
which went unsold; NE 69 total head, all of which went unsold.

Beef cutouts are mixed at midday (choice 280.51 -0.37, select 263.00 +1.47) 
with moderate box movement (49.36 lds of choice cuts, 11.51 lds of select 
cuts, 3.31 lds of trim, and 12.50 lds of ground). Cattle futures near the noon 
hour are mixed, mostly higher on both live and feeder contracts.

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:       0  WEEK TO DATE:         0
STEERS - LIVE - FOB                   STEERS - DRESSED - DELIVERED
No reportable trade                   No reportable trade
STEERS - LIVE - DELIVERED             STEERS - DRESSED - FOB
No reportable trade                   No reportable trade
HEIFERS - LIVE - FOB                  HEIFERS - DRESSED - DELIVERED
No reportable trade                   No reportable trade
HEIFERS - LIVE - DELIVERED            HEIFERS - DRESSED - FOB
No reportable trade                   No reportable trade


NEBRASKA  CONFIRMED CASH SALES:     388  WEEK TO DATE:     1,360
STEERS - LIVE - FOB                   STEERS - DRESSED - DELIVERED
125.00   80+    125.00-125.00    350  196.00   80+    196.00-196.00     38

125.00   TOTAL  125.00-125.00    350  196.00   TOTAL  196.00-196.00     38
STEERS - LIVE - DELIVERED             STEERS - DRESSED - FOB
No reportable trade                   No reportable trade
HEIFERS - LIVE - FOB                  HEIFERS - DRESSED - DELIVERED
No reportable trade                   No reportable trade
HEIFERS - LIVE - DELIVERED            HEIFERS - DRESSED - FOB
No reportable trade                   No reportable trade


TEXAS     CONFIRMED CASH SALES:     700  WEEK TO DATE:       700
STEERS - LIVE - FOB                   STEERS - DRESSED - DELIVERED
123.00   65-80  123.00-123.00    700  No reportable trade

123.00   TOTAL  123.00-123.00    700
STEERS - LIVE - DELIVERED             STEERS - DRESSED - FOB
No reportable trade                   No reportable trade
HEIFERS - LIVE - FOB                  HEIFERS - DRESSED - DELIVERED
No reportable trade                   No reportable trade
HEIFERS - LIVE - DELIVERED            HEIFERS - DRESSED - FOB
No reportable trade                   No reportable trade


COLORADO  CONFIRMED CASH SALES: NA Conf  WEEK TO DATE:   NA Conf
STEERS - LIVE - FOB                   STEERS - DRESSED - DELIVERED
NA Confidentiality                    NA confidentiality
STEERS - LIVE - DELIVERED             STEERS - DRESSED - FOB
NA Confidentiality                    NA confidentiality
HEIFERS - LIVE - FOB                  HEIFERS - DRESSED - DELIVERED
NA Confidentiality                    NA confidentiality
HEIFERS - LIVE - DELIVERED            HEIFERS - DRESSED - FOB
NA Confidentiality                    NA confidentiality


IOWA      CONFIRMED CASH SALES:   2,858  WEEK TO DATE:     3,484
STEERS - LIVE - FOB                   STEERS - DRESSED - DELIVERED
123.59   80+    123.00-125.00  1,228  195.58   80+    193.00-196.00    795

123.59   TOTAL  123.00-125.00  1,228  195.58   TOTAL  193.00-196.00    795
STEERS - LIVE - DELIVERED             STEERS - DRESSED - FOB
No reportable trade                   No reportable trade
HEIFERS - LIVE - FOB                  HEIFERS - DRESSED - DELIVERED
125.00   80+    125.00-125.00    136  196.00   80+    196.00-196.00    423

125.00   TOTAL  125.00-125.00    136  196.00   TOTAL  196.00-196.00    423
HEIFERS - LIVE - DELIVERED            HEIFERS - DRESSED - FOB
No reportable trade                   No reportable trade

NOTE:  Feedlots are encouraged to call DTN with any cattle sales, at
1-800-369-7675, ext. 3678. All sales will be listed anonymously and 
organized by state. All live sales are FOB and set for 1-9 day delivery. 
General trends and summaries from this data will also be posted on the Daily 
Sales Reported to DTN page.

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