Tama Livestock Slaughter Cattle - Tama, IA
- Tama Livestock Auction
- Des Moines, IA
This is a weekly auction report containing prices paid for livestock. All livestock included in this report are graded and reported according to official USDA live animal standards or guidelines. Reports are organized based on USDA’s LPGMN formatting guidelines and instructions, under the Voluntary Price Reporting authority of USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service. This report is a weighted average report released on the current day after completion of the sale.
Market information and data is collected throughout the course of the live auction, as the reporter will grade the cattle and record the pertinent information in the reporting tool. Information that the reporter must record for each lot includes the official USDA grade, weight, head count, and selling price. To ensure the accuracy of these reports, each Market Reporter is required to take a written test and apply their skills during an official live animal grading correlation with their supervisor every two years.
Below is a link to the Livestock Resources Page:
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