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Boneless Cow Beef & Beef Trimmings - Afternoon

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Des Moines, IA                  Mon, Aug 18, 2014               USDA Market News



NATIONAL/REGIONAL DAILY BONELESS PROCESSING BEEF AND BEEF TRIMMINGS -

Negotiated Sales - Afternoon



FOB Plant basis negotiated sales for delivery within 0-21 day period, including

sales since last report, U.S.dollars per 100 pounds.



Compared to last market test: Lean boneless was weak to lower; 85% was firm

to higher; 81% was steady; 75% and 65% were mostly firm to higher; Other lean 

percentages were not fully established. Beef trimmings higher on moderate demand 

and light to moderate offerings.



CURRENT VOLUME - (one load equals 40,000 pounds)



Central                  50.42  Loads   --                     2,016,658  pounds

National                 67.12  Loads   --                     2,684,607  pounds

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FOB Plant - Central

                         # of        Total              Price           Weighted

                         Trades      Pounds             Range           Average

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Chemical Lean

  Fresh  92-94%             17       396,243     $305.06     $312.82     $309.53

  Frozen 92-94%                                            

  Fresh  90%                29       745,918     $294.02     $299.26     $297.15

  Frozen 90%                                               

  Fresh  85%                 8       257,374     $271.15     $275.11     $272.34

  Frozen 85%                                               

  Fresh  81%                 6       252,000     $246.00     $246.00     $246.00

  Frozen 81%                                               

  Fresh  75%                 2        71,500     $209.58     $211.00     $210.37

  Frozen 75%                                               

  Fresh  73%                                               

  Frozen 73%                                               

  Fresh  65%                 9       293,623     $190.00     $199.95     $192.11

  Frozen 65%                                               

Bull Product

  Fresh  94-96%                                            

  Frozen 94-96%                                            

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FOB Plant - National

                         # of        Total              Price           Weighted

                         Trades      Pounds             Range           Average

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Chemical Lean

  Fresh  92-94%             17       396,243     $305.06     $312.82     $309.53

  Frozen 92-94%                                            

  Fresh  90%                31       826,617     $294.02     $299.26     $297.16

  Frozen 90%                                               

  Fresh  85%                11       315,374     $270.00     $275.11     $272.06

  Frozen 85%                                               

  Fresh  81%                 6       252,000     $246.00     $246.00     $246.00

  Frozen 81%                                               

  Fresh  75%                 5        95,976     $209.35     $213.82     $210.36

  Frozen 75%                                               

  Fresh  73%                                               

  Frozen 73%                                               

  Fresh  65%                10       297,173     $190.00     $199.95     $192.14

  Frozen 65%                                               

  Fresh  50%                21       501,224     $140.00     $150.22     $145.32

  Frozen 50%

Bull Product

  Fresh  94-96%                                            

  Frozen 94-96%                                            

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Regional Breakdown:

  Central - AR,CO,IA,IL,IN,KS,KY,LA,MI,MO,MN,MT,ND,NE,NM,OH,OK,SD,TN,TX,WI.

  National - all states

  East Coast - AL,CT,DC,DE,FL,GA,MA,MD,ME,MS,NC,NH,NJ,NY,PA,RI,SC,VA,VT,WV.

  West Coast - AK,AZ,CA,HI,ID,NV,OR,UT,WA,WY.

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Source:   USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA

          515-284-4460      email: desm.lpgmn@usda.gov

          24 Hour recorded market information 515-284-4830

          http://www.ams.usda.gov/LSMarketNews

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