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By-Products Drop Value Cow Variety Meats

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Des Moines, IA     Fri, Aug 29, 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 8/29/2014 was estimated at 16.39 per cwt live, up

0.01 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    -      6.14

Tallow, renderer blchable             3.68  38.25    -      1.41

Tongues, Swiss cut, IW                0.32 403.50    7.50   1.29

Cheek meat, trmd                      0.43 205.25  -14.25   0.88

Head meat                             0.14 189.50   -6.00   0.27

Oxtail, reg, small box                0.20 396.75   27.75   0.79

Hearts, reg, bone out                 0.46  93.00    8.50   0.43

Lips, unscalded                       0.13 170.25   -3.75   0.22

Livers, reg, gall off (3)             0.90  32.25   -1.75   0.29

Tripe, scalded edible, blchd          1.06 105.00    -      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            10.71 452.00   -2.50   2.42

Blood meal, 85% blk/ton               0.731706.50   -0.50   0.62

                Totals:              24.36                 16.39

        Dressed equivalent basis (47% dress):              34.87

(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 8/29/2014                          Dollars/hundredweight

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

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CHEEK MEAT,                Trimmed     3.3  199.00   -    223.00  205.24

FEET,     unbleached, skin-on, exp

FEET,       bleached, skin-on, exp

HEARTS,          Regular, bone-out     5.7   85.00   -    100.00   93.03

HEARTS,     Regular, bone-out, exp

HEARTS,        Canadian-style, exp

HEAD MEAT,                             2.9  179.00   -    203.00  189.45

KIDNEYS                    Export      4.3   34.00   -     39.00   34.81

LIPS,                    unscalded     1.0  162.00   -    179.00  170.20

LIVERS,          Regular,bulk-pack

LIVERS,   Regular,bulk-pack export

LIVERS,             Regular, 2/box

LIVERS,     Regular, 2/box, export    16.0   30.50   -     39.00   32.13

MELTS,

OXTAILS,        Regular, small box     1.2  380.00   -    400.00  396.67

SALIVARY GLANDS                        0.2                 34.00   34.00

SWEETBREADS,                export

TONGUES,     #1 white Swiss cut,IW     0.5  403.00   -    417.00  408.60

TONGUES, exp.#1 white Swiss cut,IW

TONGUES,     #1 black Swiss cut,IW     0.3  397.00   -    400.00  399.00

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                398.00  398.00

TONGUES, exp.#2 mixed,Swiss cut,IW

TONGUE Trimmings

TRIPAS

TRIPE,   bleached, scalded, edible     2.5                105.00  105.00

TRIPE,     blchd, scld/w honeycomb

TRIPE, bleached,scalded,edible exp

TRIPE, unbleached, scalded, edible     2.3  119.00   -    161.00  137.26

TRIPE,          honeycomb bleached

TRIPE,        honeycomb unbleached

TRIPE,           omasum unbleached     0.6                520.00  520.00

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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