Des Moines, IA Fri Apr 06, 2012 USDA Market News
USDA Carlot Meat 4:00 Summary, Compared to Previous Day
Prices in dollars per hundredweight, Equated to FOB Omaha Basis
NATIONAL BOXED BEEF CUTOUT
Boxed beef cutout values lower on light to moderate demand and moderate
offerings. Select and Choice rib, chuck, round and loin cuts weak to lower.
Beef trimmings higher on light to moderate demand and offerings.
Estimated composite cutout value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs
carcasses DN 0.90 at 177.61; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses
DN 1.36 at 175.30; based on 74.49 loads of Choice cuts, 44.53
loads of Select cuts, 14.49 loads of Trimmings, and 21.09
loads of coarse ground trimmings.
CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE
Estimated carcass price equivalent value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs
carcasses DN 2.16 at 171.75; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses DN 2.39
Current index reflects the equivalent of 150,846 head of cattle.
NATIONAL 5 DAY-ROLLING CUTTER COW CUTOUT
The Cutter cow carcass gross cutout value was estimated at 171.30
BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE
Hide and offal from a typical slaughter steer was estimated at
13.12, DN .01.
NATIONAL CARLOT PORK
Sales reported on 47.25 loads of pork cuts and NO loads of
Compared to Thursday's Close: Fresh retail cuts steady;
sknd hams 20-23 lbs steady, 23-27 lbs mostly 4.00 lower; sdls bellies and lean
trimmings not established. Trading slow to moderate, with light to moderate
demand and offerings.
*Calculations for a 200 lb Pork Carcass 53-54 percent lean
0.65" -0.80" back fat at last rib.* **78.54 UP 0.39.** Loins bone
in fresh 1/4 inch trim 21# DN-LGT 120.00-122.00; Hams bone in trimmed,
20-23 lbs trim spec 1 62.00.
CARLOT LAMB CARCASS
DAILY CHOICE AND PRIME, YG 1-4 Head 1,499
Weight Head Wt Avg
45-DN 90 562.61
45-55# 74 394.51
55-65# 173 355.78
65-75# 348 344.00
75-85# 380 332.39
85-UP 434 303.50
ESTIMATED DAILY LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER
Cattle: 119,000 Calves: 2,000; Hogs: 375,000; Sheep: 7,000
Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
Lucy Clark 515-284-4460 Desm.LGMN@ams.usda.gov
24 Hour recorded market information 515-284-4830
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