Des Moines, IA Wed Apr 25, 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 steady to firm on light demand and offerings.
Select and Choice chuck and rounds firm, while rib and loins generally steady.
Beef trimmings weak on light to moderate demand and offerings.
Estimated composite cutout value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs
carcasses UP 0.55 at 190.49; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses
UP 0.13 at 187.34; based on 64.91 loads of Choice cuts, 47.78
loads of Select cuts, 18.32 loads of Trimmings, and 45.03
loads of coarse ground trimmings.
CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE
Estimated carcass price equivalent value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs
carcasses UP 0.17 at 179.14; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses DN 0.04
Current index reflects the equivalent of 160,401 head of cattle.
NATIONAL 5 DAY-ROLLING CUTTER COW CUTOUT
The Cutter cow carcass gross cutout value was estimated at 175.97
BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE
Hide and offal from a typical slaughter steer was estimated at
NATIONAL CARLOT PORK
Sales reported on 82.75 loads of pork cuts and 5.5 loads of
Compared to Tuesday's Close: Fresh loins steady to weak;
butts mostly steady; sknd hams 1.00 higher; sdls bellies not tested; lean
trimmings steady. Trading slow, 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.* **76.87 DN 0.75.** Loins bone
in fresh 1/4 inch trim 21# DN-LGT 115.00-122.00; Hams bone in trimmed,
20-23 lbs trim spec 1 65.00.
CARLOT LAMB CARCASS
*Confidentiality of data prohibits publication of this report
under Livestock Mandatory Reporting. The report will be
published when and if enough data is aggregated to meet the
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DAILY CHOICE AND PRIME, YG 1-4 Head 151
Weight Head Wt Avg
ESTIMATED DAILY LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER
Cattle: 122,000 Calves: 3,000; Hogs: 412,000; Sheep: 6,000
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
USDA Carlot Meat 4:00 Summary
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