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By-Products Drop Value Cow Variety Meats

NW_LS444

Des Moines, IA     Fri, Aug 22, 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 8/22/2014 was estimated at 16.38 per cwt live, up

0.24 from last week.

CALCULATIONS FOR BY-PRODUCT VALUE (COW)

                                     Lbs   Price   Change  Value

                                                   Prv/Wk

Cow hide, branded per piece(2)        4.45  67.50    2.00   6.14

Tallow, renderer blchable             3.68  38.25    -      1.41

Tongues, Swiss cut, IW                0.32 396.00    2.00   1.27

Cheek meat, trmd                      0.43 219.50    3.75   0.94

Head meat                             0.14 195.50   -0.75   0.27

Oxtail, reg, small box                0.20 369.00   15.00   0.74

Hearts, reg, bone out                 0.46  84.50   -1.25   0.39

Lips, unscalded                       0.13 174.00   -2.00   0.23

Livers, reg, gall off (3)             0.90  34.00    2.75   0.31

Tripe, scalded edible, blchd          1.06 105.00   -1.00   1.11

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            10.71 454.50   -3.00   2.43

Blood meal, 85% blk/ton               0.731707.00    7.00   0.62

                Totals:              24.36                 16.38

        Dressed equivalent basis (47% dress):              34.85

(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 8/22/2014                          Dollars/hundredweight

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

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CHEEK MEAT,                Trimmed     2.1  200.00   -    228.00  219.43

FEET,     unbleached, skin-on, exp

FEET,       bleached, skin-on, exp

HEARTS,          Regular, bone-out     3.4   84.00   -     85.00   84.59

HEARTS,     Regular, bone-out, exp

HEARTS,        Canadian-style, exp

HEAD MEAT,                             2.0  194.00   -    205.00  195.50

KIDNEYS                    Export      5.3   35.00   -     42.00   37.09

LIPS,                    unscalded     0.4                174.00  174.00

LIVERS,          Regular,bulk-pack

LIVERS,   Regular,bulk-pack export

LIVERS,             Regular, 2/box

LIVERS,     Regular, 2/box, export    17.5   32.00   -     39.00   34.11

MELTS,

OXTAILS,        Regular, small box     1.0  350.00   -    440.00  368.90

SALIVARY GLANDS                        0.3                 34.00   34.00

SWEETBREADS,                export

TONGUES,     #1 white Swiss cut,IW     1.1  394.00   -    405.00  398.36

TONGUES, exp.#1 white Swiss cut,IW

TONGUES,     #1 black Swiss cut,IW     0.5  385.00   -    392.00  390.60

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  393.00   -    400.00  396.50

TONGUES, exp.#2 mixed,Swiss cut,IW

TONGUE Trimmings

TRIPAS

TRIPE,   bleached, scalded, edible     2.0                105.00  105.00

TRIPE,     blchd, scld/w honeycomb

TRIPE, bleached,scalded,edible exp

TRIPE, unbleached, scalded, edible     1.3                119.00  119.00

TRIPE,          honeycomb bleached     0.1                331.00  331.00

TRIPE,        honeycomb unbleached     1.2  278.00   -    292.00  280.33

TRIPE,           omasum unbleached     1.6  500.00-       518.00  511.25

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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