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By-Products Drop Value Cow Variety Meats

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Des Moines, IA     Fri, Oct 31, 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 10/31/2014 was estimated at 15.67 per cwt live, down

-0.21 from last week.

CALCULATIONS FOR BY-PRODUCT VALUE (COW)

                                     Lbs   Price   Change  Value

                                                   Prv/Wk

Cow hide, branded per piece(2)        4.60  64.00   -3.00   5.82

Tallow, renderer blchable             3.68  30.75    -      1.13

Tongues, Swiss cut, IW                0.32 402.25   13.25   1.29

Cheek meat, trmd                      0.43 229.50    8.50   0.99

Head meat                             0.14 223.75    9.75   0.31

Oxtail, reg, small box                0.20 378.50  -21.00   0.76

Hearts, reg, bone out                 0.46 102.75    2.50   0.47

Lips, unscalded                       0.13 187.50    0.50   0.24

Livers, reg, gall off (3)             0.90  40.75    2.50   0.37

Tripe, scalded edible, blchd          1.06 123.25   -7.75   1.31

Tripe, honeycomb bleached             0.14 370.00  -10.00   0.52

Lungs, inedible                       0.86   6.00    -      0.05

Melts                                 0.15   6.50    -      0.01

Meat bone ml, 50% blk/ton            10.71 351.50    5.50   1.88

Blood meal, 85% blk/ton               0.731411.00   46.00   0.52

                Totals:              24.51                 15.67

        Dressed equivalent basis (47% dress):              33.34

(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 10/31/2014                         Dollars/hundredweight

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

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CHEEK MEAT,                Trimmed     3.1  210.00   -    246.00  229.55

FEET,     unbleached, skin-on, exp

FEET,       bleached, skin-on, exp     1.0                125.00  125.00

HEARTS,          Regular, bone-out     4.1   97.50   -    105.00  102.79

HEARTS,     Regular, bone-out, exp

HEARTS,        Canadian-style, exp

HEAD MEAT,                             2.6  211.00   -    232.00  223.69

KIDNEYS                    Export      4.5   37.00   -     41.00   38.22

LIPS,                    unscalded     0.8  187.00   -    188.00  187.63

LIVERS,          Regular,bulk-pack

LIVERS,   Regular,bulk-pack export

LIVERS,             Regular, 2/box

LIVERS,     Regular, 2/box, export    15.7   38.00   -     44.50   40.87

MELTS,

OXTAILS,        Regular, small box     4.5  353.00   -    389.00  378.44

SALIVARY GLANDS                        0.4                 39.00   39.00

SWEETBREADS,                export

TONGUES,     #1 white Swiss cut,IW     0.9  398.00   -    435.00  406.00

TONGUES, exp.#1 white Swiss cut,IW

TONGUES,     #1 black Swiss cut,IW     1.0  387.00   -    398.00  392.30

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     1.2  397.00   -    410.00  407.83

TONGUES, exp.#2 mixed,Swiss cut,IW

TONGUE Trimmings

TRIPAS

TRIPE,   bleached, scalded, edible    14.0  121.00   -    140.00  123.32

TRIPE,     blchd, scld/w honeycomb

TRIPE, bleached,scalded,edible exp

TRIPE, unbleached, scalded, edible     4.4  132.00   -    134.00  133.09

TRIPE,          honeycomb bleached     0.3                370.00  370.00

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

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

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