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DTN CATTLE PRICES/TRENDS               04/25 12:00

      HEAD SOLD LIVE  STEERS  DRESSED        LIVE  HEIFERS DRESSED 
KANSAS     .    .             .              .             .
NEBRASKA 3,500  127.00        205.00         127.00        205.00
TEXAS      .    .             .              .             .
COLORADO   800  127.00        .              127.00        .
IOWA       .    .            *203.00(BID)    .            *203.00(BID)
                               *PRIVATE SOURCES     
    
DTN COMMENTS: A light to moderate trade is being reported in parts of the 
North at midday with $205 dressed deals, roughly $3 lower than last week's 
weighted average, and $127 live business, also about $3 lower than last 
week's weighted average. Some asking prices continue to be around $128 plus 
on a live basis and $211 dressed. A light to moderate trade was reported in 
the South yesterday with live deals at $126 to $127, steady to $1 higher 
than last week's weighted averages. 

Beef cutouts at midday are higher (choice 233.59 +0.63, select 220.49 +0.21) 
with moderate box movement (80.99 lds of choice cuts, 17.77 lds of select 
cuts, 6.28 lds of trim, and 12.09 lds of ground). Cattle futures are sharply 
lower on both live and feeder contracts at the top of the noon hour.

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:  19,935  WEEK TO DATE:    19,935
STEERS - LIVE - FOB                   STEERS - DRESSED - DELIVERED
125.87   80+    125.00-126.00  3,204  No reportable trade
125.93   65-80  124.00-127.00  4,118
125.96   35-65  125.00-126.00  1,167

125.91   TOTAL  124.00-127.00  8,489
STEERS - LIVE - DELIVERED             STEERS - DRESSED - FOB
No reportable trade                   No reportable trade
HEIFERS - LIVE - FOB                  HEIFERS - DRESSED - DELIVERED
125.96   80+    125.00-126.00  3,032  No reportable trade
126.08   65-80  126.00-127.00  4,385

126.03   TOTAL  125.00-127.00  7,417
HEIFERS - LIVE - DELIVERED            HEIFERS - DRESSED - FOB
No reportable trade                   No reportable trade


NEBRASKA  CONFIRMED CASH SALES:   4,025  WEEK TO DATE:     4,201
STEERS - LIVE - FOB                   STEERS - DRESSED - DELIVERED
127.50   80+    127.50-127.50    187  205.16   80+    205.00-206.00    508
126.95   65-80  126.00-127.50    594  206.67   65-80  205.00-208.00    694

127.08   TOTAL  126.00-127.50    781  206.03   TOTAL  205.00-208.00  1,202
STEERS - LIVE - DELIVERED             STEERS - DRESSED - FOB
130.00   80+    130.00-130.00    280  No reportable trade

130.00   TOTAL  130.00-130.00    280
HEIFERS - LIVE - FOB                  HEIFERS - DRESSED - DELIVERED
127.50   80+    127.50-127.50    133  207.68   65-80  206.00-208.00  1,078

127.50   TOTAL  127.50-127.50    133  207.68   TOTAL  206.00-208.00  1,078
HEIFERS - LIVE - DELIVERED            HEIFERS - DRESSED - FOB
No reportable trade                   No reportable trade


TEXAS      CONFIRMED CASH SALES:  8,471  WEEK TO DATE:     8,471
STEERS - LIVE - FOB                   STEERS - DRESSED - DELIVERED
126.00   80+    126.00-126.00    185  No reportable trade
126.00   65-80  126.00-126.00  1,948
126.00   35-65  126.00-126.00  1,875

126.00   TOTAL  126.00-126.00  4,008
STEERS - LIVE - DELIVERED             STEERS - DRESSED - FOB
No reportable trade                   No reportable trade
HEIFERS - LIVE - FOB                  HEIFERS - DRESSED - DELIVERED
126.00   80+    126.00-126.00     69  197.50   80+    197.50-197.50    134
126.00   65-80  126.00-126.00  2,953
126.00   35-65  126.00-126.00    469

126.00   TOTAL  126.00-126.00  3,491  197.50   TOTAL  197.50-197.50    134
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
Not available due to confidentiality  No reportable trade
STEERS - LIVE - DELIVERED             STEERS - DRESSED - FOB
No reportable trade                   No reportable trade
HEIFERS - LIVE - FOB                  HEIFERS - DRESSED - DELIVERED
Not available due to confidentiality  No reportable trade
HEIFERS - LIVE - DELIVERED            HEIFERS - DRESSED - FOB
No reportable trade                   No reportable trade


IOWA       CONFIRMED CASH SALES: 12,195  WEEK TO DATE:    12,564
STEERS - LIVE - FOB                   STEERS - DRESSED - DELIVERED
130.00   80+    126.25-132.00  4,843  207.13   80+    206.00-208.00  2,568
                                      202.27   65-80  201.00-205.00  1,470

130.00   TOTAL  126.25-132.00  4,843  205.36   TOTAL  201.00-208.00  4,038
STEERS - LIVE - DELIVERED             STEERS - DRESSED - FOB
131.33   80+    130.00-132.50    873  No reportable trade

131.33   TOTAL  130.00-132.50    873
HEIFERS - LIVE - FOB                  HEIFERS - DRESSED - DELIVERED
129.97   80+    127.00-131.00  1,128  206.00   80+    206.00-206.00    723
                                      205.00   65-80  205.00-205.00     95

129.97   TOTAL  127.00-131.00  1,128  205.88   TOTAL  205.00-206.00    818
HEIFERS - LIVE - DELIVERED            HEIFERS - DRESSED - FOB
130.15   80+    128.00-131.00    234  No reportable trade

130.15   TOTAL  128.00-131.00    234

NOTE:  Feedlots are encouraged to call DTN with any cattle sales, at
1-800-369-7675, 1-402-399-6402. 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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