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By-Products Drop Value Cow Variety Meats

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Des Moines, IA     Fri, May 16, 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 5/16/2014 was estimated at 16.03 per cwt live, up

0.06 from last week.

CALCULATIONS FOR BY-PRODUCT VALUE (COW)

                                     Lbs   Price   Change  Value

                                                   Prv/Wk

Cow hide, branded per piece(2)        4.53  71.00    -      6.45

Tallow, renderer blchable             3.68  41.75    -      1.54

Tongues, Swiss cut, IW                0.32 380.75   12.75   1.22

Cheek meat, trmd                      0.43 186.50   -0.25   0.80

Head meat                             0.14 180.00   -0.25   0.25

Oxtail, reg, small box                0.20 326.00   29.50   0.65

Hearts, reg, bone out                 0.46  68.00   -1.00   0.31

Lips, unscalded                       0.13 159.00   18.00   0.21

Livers, reg, gall off (3)             0.90  30.50    -      0.27

Tripe, scalded edible, blchd          1.06  94.00    0.25   1.00

Tripe, honeycomb bleached             0.14 171.00    -      0.24

Lungs, inedible                       0.86   4.88    -      0.04

Melts                                 0.15   5.25    -      0.01

Meat bone ml, 50% blk/ton            10.71 496.50  -12.50   2.66

Blood meal, 85% blk/ton               0.731033.50   -9.50   0.38

                Totals:              24.44                 16.03

        Dressed equivalent basis (47% dress):              34.11

(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 5/16/2014                          Dollars/hundredweight

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

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CHEEK MEAT,                Trimmed     2.1  175.00   -    207.00  186.62

FEET,     unbleached, skin-on, exp

FEET,       bleached, skin-on, exp

HEARTS,          Regular, bone-out     3.0   67.00   -     72.00   67.93

HEARTS,     Regular, bone-out, exp

HEARTS,        Canadian-style, exp

HEAD MEAT,                             1.0                180.00  180.00

KIDNEY'S                    Export     3.0   32.00   -     32.50   32.33

LIPS,                    unscalded     2.0  140.00   -    170.00  158.90

LIVERS,          Regular,bulk-pack

LIVERS,   Regular,bulk-pack export

LIVERS,             Regular, 2/box

LIVERS,     Regular, 2/box, export     7.0   30.00   -     31.00   30.50

   " 1 load traded at 39.00 to Egypt

MELTS,

OXTAILS,        Regular, small box     2.2  315.00   -    335.00  325.91

SALIVARY GLANDS                        0.3                 32.00   32.00

SWEETBREADS,                export

TONGUES,     #1 white Swiss cut,IW     1.0  381.00   -    405.00  397.80

TONGUES, exp.#1 white Swiss cut,IW

TONGUES,     #1 black Swiss cut,IW     3.2  370.00   -    385.00  375.25

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     0.4                381.00  381.00

TONGUES, exp.#2 mixed,Swiss cut,IW

TONGUE Trimmings

TRIPAS

TRIPE,   bleached, scalded, edible     3.4   93.00   -     95.00   94.12

TRIPE,     blchd, scld/w honeycomb

TRIPE, bleached,scalded,edible exp

TRIPE, unbleached, scalded, edible     4.0  112.00   -    154.00  133.10

TRIPE,          honeycomb bleached

TRIPE,        honeycomb unbleached

TRIPE,           omasum unbleached

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

         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/NW_LS444.txt

         www.ams.usda.gov/LPSMarketNewsPage

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