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By-Products Drop Value Cow Variety Meats

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Des Moines, IA     Fri, Apr 18, 2014     USDA Market News



WEEKLY USDA BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE (COW)

The hide and offal value from a typical slaughter cow(1) for the

week ended 4/18/2014 was estimated at 16.68 per cwt live, up

0.03 from last week.

CALCULATIONS FOR BY-PRODUCT VALUE (COW)

                                     Lbs   Price   Change  Value

                                                   Prv/Wk

Cow hide, branded per piece(2)        4.67  76.00    -      6.91

Tallow, renderer blchable             3.68  40.75    -      1.50

Tongues, Swiss cut, IW                0.32 410.00   20.00   1.31

Cheek meat, trmd                      0.43 189.50   -5.50   0.81

Head meat                             0.14 178.00   -3.00   0.25

Oxtail, reg, small box                0.20 323.00   28.75   0.65

Hearts, reg, bone out                 0.46  69.25   -0.25   0.32

Lips, unscalded                       0.13 129.00   -6.25   0.17

Livers, reg, gall off (3)             0.90  30.75   -0.75   0.28

Tripe, scalded edible, blchd          1.06  88.50   -1.25   0.94

Tripe, honeycomb bleached             0.14 171.00    1.00   0.24

Lungs, inedible                       0.86   4.88    -      0.04

Melts                                 0.15   5.25    -      0.01

Meat bone ml, 50% blk/ton            10.71 533.50   -6.00   2.86

Blood meal, 85% blk/ton               0.731058.50  -41.50   0.39

                Totals:              24.58                 16.68

        Dressed equivalent basis (47% dress):              35.49

(1) Typical slaughter cow weighs 1,100 pounds.

(2) Hide weight adjusted regularly for seasonal variation.

(3) Reflects a 30% condemnation rate.

REPORT BASIS - FOB Omaha or equivalent for the Midwest;

               FOB Plant for Texas and Oklahoma



WEEKLY CENTRAL U.S. COW VARIETY MEAT PRICE REPORT - FOB PLANT

For Week Ended 4/18/2014                          Dollars/hundredweight

Frozen  CARLOT/L.C.L. Basis       Lds        Price Range         Wtavg

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CHEEK MEAT,                Trimmed     2.8  182.00   -    193.00  189.43

FEET,     unbleached, skin-on, exp

FEET,       bleached, skin-on, exp

HEARTS,          Regular, bone-out     3.2   69.00   -     70.00   69.22

HEARTS,     Regular, bone-out, exp

HEARTS,        Canadian-style, exp

HEAD MEAT,                             0.4                178.00  178.00

KIDNEY'S                    Export     4.3   32.00   -     37.00   33.51

LIPS,                    unscalded     1.2  125.00   -    149.00  129.00

LIVERS,          Regular,bulk-pack

LIVERS,   Regular,bulk-pack export

LIVERS,             Regular, 2/box

LIVERS,     Regular, 2/box, export     8.4   30.00   -     33.00   30.86

  " 2 loads traded at 39.00 to Egypt

MELTS,

OXTAILS,        Regular, small box     0.7                323.00  323.00

SALIVARY GLANDS                        0.3                 31.00   31.00

SWEETBREADS,                export

TONGUES,     #1 white Swiss cut,IW     0.5                410.00  410.00

TONGUES, exp.#1 white Swiss cut,IW

TONGUES,     #1 black Swiss cut,IW

TONGUES, exp.#1 black Swiss cut,IW

TONGUES,     #1 mixed,Swiss cut,IW

TONGUES, exp.#1 mixed,Swiss cut,IW

TONGUES,     #2 mixed Swiss cut,IW

TONGUES, exp.#2 mixed,Swiss cut,IW

TONGUE Trimmings

TRIPAS

TRIPE,   bleached, scalded, edible     3.3   85.00   -     94.00   88.55

TRIPE,     blchd, scld/w honeycomb

TRIPE, bleached,scalded,edible exp

TRIPE, unbleached, scalded, edible     2.0                129.00  129.00

TRIPE,          honeycomb bleached     0.3                171.00  171.00

TRIPE,        honeycomb unbleached

TRIPE,           omasum unbleached     1.0                415.00  415.00

WEASAND MEAT

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Source:  USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA

         Mike Schrader/Nina Biensen  515-284-4460  Desm.LGMN@ams.usda.gov

         24 Hour recorded market information 515-284-4830

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