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DTN CATTLE PRICES/TRENDS               04/19 11:45

       HEAD SOLD LIVE  STEERS  DRESSED        LIVE  HEIFERS  DRESSED
KANSAS   4,000   122.00        .              122.00         .
NEBRASKA   .     .            *190.00(BID)    .             *190.00(BID)
TEXAS    3,000   121.00        .              121.00         .
COLORADO   .     .             .              .              .
IOWA       .     .            *190.00(BID)    .             *190.00(BID)
                         *=PRIVATE SOURCES

DTN COMMENTS: A light trade has been reported in parts of Kansas at 122.00, 
$4 higher than last week's weighted average and in Texas at 121.00, roughly 
$4 higher than last week's weighted average. Asking prices have backed down 
some and are now around 122.00-124.00 in the South and 195.00 plus in the 
North. 

Beef cutouts are mixed at midday (choice 211.60 -0.04, select 199.18 +0.61) 
with moderate box movement (60.24 lds of choice cuts, 22.36 lds of select 
cuts, 7.36 lds of trim, and 21.14 lds of ground). Cattle futures at midday 
have turned sharply lower on both live and feeder issues with most contracts 
down triple digits.

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:       112
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:   14,218  WEEK TO DATE:    14,218
STEERS - LIVE - FOB                   STEERS - DRESSED - DELIVERED
120.92   80+    119.00-122.00  2,466  185.88   65-80  185.00-186.50  6,668
121.00   65-80  121.00-121.00  1,724

120.95   TOTAL  119.00-122.00  4,190  185.88   TOTAL  185.00-186.50  6,668
STEERS - LIVE - DELIVERED             STEERS - DRESSED - FOB
No reportable trade                   No reportable trade
HEIFERS - LIVE - FOB                  HEIFERS - DRESSED - DELIVERED
120.80   65-80  120.00-121.00  1,675  185.88   80+    185.00-187.00    746
                                      185.68   65-80  185.00-186.00    456

120.80   TOTAL  120.00-121.00  1,675  185.80   TOTAL  185.00-187.00  1,202
HEIFERS - LIVE - DELIVERED            HEIFERS - DRESSED - FOB
No reportable trade                   No reportable trade


TEXAS    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


COLORADO 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


IOWA     CONFIRMED CASH SALES:      159  WEEK TO DATE:       313
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                   190.00   80+    190.00-190.00     11

                                      190.00   TOTAL  190.00-190.00     11
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, 1-402-399-6402, or 1-402-462-8897. 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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