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By-Products Drop Value Cow Variety Meats

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Des Moines, IA     Fri, May 30, 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 5/30/2014 was estimated at 15.93 per cwt live, down

-0.04 from last week.

CALCULATIONS FOR BY-PRODUCT VALUE (COW)

                                     Lbs   Price   Change  Value

                                                   Prv/Wk

Cow hide, branded per piece(2)        4.51  70.00   -1.00   6.36

Tallow, renderer blchable             3.68  41.75    -      1.54

Tongues, Swiss cut, IW                0.32 386.25    1.50   1.24

Cheek meat, trmd                      0.43 193.25    4.00   0.83

Head meat                             0.14 180.00    -      0.25

Oxtail, reg, small box                0.20 302.75  -12.50   0.61

Hearts, reg, bone out                 0.46  67.00    2.00   0.31

Lips, unscalded                       0.13 153.00   -6.00   0.20

Livers, reg, gall off (3)             0.90  30.75    0.50   0.28

Tripe, scalded edible, blchd          1.06  92.25   -0.25   0.98

Tripe, honeycomb bleached             0.14 153.00  -18.00   0.21

Lungs, inedible                       0.86   4.88    -      0.04

Melts                                 0.15   5.25    -      0.01

Meat bone ml, 50% blk/ton            10.71 492.00    2.00   2.63

Blood meal, 85% blk/ton               0.731214.50  140.50   0.44

                Totals:              24.42                 15.93

        Dressed equivalent basis (47% dress):              33.89

(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 5/30/2014                          Dollars/hundredweight

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

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CHEEK MEAT,                Trimmed     1.9  190.00   -    202.00  193.16

FEET,     unbleached, skin-on, exp

FEET,       bleached, skin-on, exp

HEARTS,          Regular, bone-out     5.2   62.00   -     72.00   67.12

HEARTS,     Regular, bone-out, exp

HEARTS,        Canadian-style, exp

HEAD MEAT,                             0.3                180.00  180.00

KIDNEY'S                    Export     9.7   30.00   -     36.00   31.72

LIPS,                    unscalded     0.3                153.00  153.00

LIVERS,          Regular,bulk-pack

LIVERS,   Regular,bulk-pack export

LIVERS,             Regular, 2/box

LIVERS,     Regular, 2/box, export     8.7   30.00   -     36.00   30.77

  " 1 load traded at 39.00 to Egypt

MELTS,

OXTAILS,        Regular, small box     2.1  290.00   -    328.00  302.76

SALIVARY GLANDS                        1.3                 35.00   35.00

SWEETBREADS,                export

TONGUES,     #1 white Swiss cut,IW     0.8                408.00  408.00

TONGUES, exp.#1 white Swiss cut,IW

TONGUES,     #1 black Swiss cut,IW     1.6  370.00   -    392.00  374.31

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     0.2                395.00  395.00

TONGUES, exp.#2 mixed,Swiss cut,IW

TONGUE Trimmings

TRIPAS

TRIPE,   bleached, scalded, edible     4.3   88.00   -     95.50   92.24

TRIPE,     blchd, scld/w honeycomb

TRIPE, bleached,scalded,edible exp

TRIPE, unbleached, scalded, edible     2.3  110.00   -    126.00  119.04

TRIPE,          honeycomb bleached     1.0                153.00  153.00

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

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