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DTN CATTLE PRICES/TRENDS               02/21 13:25

       HEAD SOLD LIVE  STEERS  DRESSED        LIVE  HEIFERS  DRESSED
KANSAS   2,000   128.00        .              128.00         .
NEBRASKA 1,000   128.00       *203-205(BID)   128.00        *203-205(BID)
TEXAS    1,000   128.00        .              128.00         .
COLORADO 1,000   128.00        .              128.00         .
IOWA       .     .             .              .              .
                         *=PRIVATE SOURCES

DTN COMMENTS: A light live trade is being reported in most areas right after 
the noon hour with prices at 128.00, generally $2 lower than last week's 
weighted averages. Asking prices are around 128.00-130.00 in the South, and 
207.00 plus in the North.

The Fed Cattle Exchange Auction today listed a total of 218 head, with 0 
actually sold, 127 head listed as unsold, and 91 head listed as PO (Passed 
Offer). The state by state breakdown looks like this: KS 218 total head, with 
0 head sold, 127 head unsold, 91 head listed as PO ($126.25); NE - no cattle 
reported; TX - no cattle reported; CO - no cattle reported; IA - no cattle 
reported; other states - no cattle reported. The delivery date/weighted 
averages breakdown is as listed: 1-9 day delivery: 218 head total, 0 head 
sold; 1-17 day delivery - no cattle reported; 10-17 day delivery - no cattle 
reported; 17-30 day delivery - no cattle reported.

Today's slaughter totaled 111,000 head, 4,000 below last week, and 3,000 
smaller than a year ago. Cattle futures closed sharply lower on both live 
and feeder issues at midday with triple digit losses noted on the majority 
of contracts. Beef cutouts are expected to close higher with light to 
moderate box movement.

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:       40  WEEK TO DATE:        40
STEERS - LIVE - FOB                   STEERS - DRESSED - DELIVERED
No reportable trade                   No reportable trade
STEERS - LIVE - DELIVERED             STEERS - DRESSED - FOB
No reportable trade                   205.00   80+    205.00-205.00     40

                                      205.00   TOTAL  205.00-205.00     40
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:        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:      430  WEEK TO DATE:       849
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                   130.00   80+    130.00-130.00    343

                                      130.00   TOTAL  130.00-130.00    343

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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