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By-Products Drop Value Cow Variety Meats

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Des Moines, IA     Fri, Aug 15, 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 8/15/2014 was estimated at 16.14 per cwt live, down

-0.08 from last week.

CALCULATIONS FOR BY-PRODUCT VALUE (COW)

                                     Lbs   Price   Change  Value

                                                   Prv/Wk

Cow hide, branded per piece(2)        4.45  65.50    -      5.95

Tallow, renderer blchable             3.68  38.25    -      1.41

Tongues, Swiss cut, IW                0.32 394.00    1.00   1.26

Cheek meat, trmd                      0.43 215.75    7.00   0.93

Head meat                             0.14 196.25    0.75   0.27

Oxtail, reg, small box                0.20 354.00   -4.50   0.71

Hearts, reg, bone out                 0.46  85.75    0.75   0.39

Lips, unscalded                       0.13 176.00   19.25   0.23

Livers, reg, gall off (3)             0.90  31.25   -3.25   0.28

Tripe, scalded edible, blchd          1.06 106.00    1.25   1.12

Tripe, honeycomb bleached             0.14 331.00    -      0.46

Lungs, inedible                       0.86   6.00    -      0.05

Melts                                 0.15   6.50    -      0.01

Meat bone ml, 50% blk/ton            10.71 457.50  -18.50   2.45

Blood meal, 85% blk/ton               0.731700.00  -25.00   0.62

                Totals:              24.36                 16.14

        Dressed equivalent basis (47% dress):              34.34

(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 8/15/2014                          Dollars/hundredweight

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

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

CHEEK MEAT,                Trimmed     1.2  200.00   -    229.00  215.67

FEET,     unbleached, skin-on, exp

FEET,       bleached, skin-on, exp

HEARTS,          Regular, bone-out     3.2   82.00   -     95.00   85.81

HEARTS,     Regular, bone-out, exp

HEARTS,        Canadian-style, exp

HEAD MEAT,                             1.8  190.00   -    199.00  196.17

KIDNEY'S                    Export     6.2   34.00   -     42.00   36.68

LIPS,                    unscalded     0.2                176.00  176.00

LIVERS,          Regular,bulk-pack

LIVERS,   Regular,bulk-pack export

LIVERS,             Regular, 2/box

LIVERS,     Regular, 2/box, export    13.0   30.00   -     39.00   31.15

MELTS,

OXTAILS,        Regular, small box     1.0  330.00   -    440.00  354.10

SALIVARY GLANDS                        0.5                 36.00   36.00

SWEETBREADS,                export

TONGUES,     #1 white Swiss cut,IW

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     0.3  391.00   -    400.00  394.00

TONGUES, exp.#2 mixed,Swiss cut,IW

TONGUE Trimmings

TRIPAS

TRIPE,   bleached, scalded, edible     2.2  105.00   -    115.00  105.91

TRIPE,     blchd, scld/w honeycomb

TRIPE, bleached,scalded,edible exp

TRIPE, unbleached, scalded, edible     1.4                119.00  119.00

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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