Des Moines, IA Tue May 08, 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 firm to higher on moderate demand and light
to moderate offerings. Select rib, chuck, round and loin cuts firm to
higher, while Choice steady to firm. Beef trimmings lower on moderate
demand and moderate to heavy offerings.
Estimated composite cutout value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs
carcasses UP 0.34 at 190.82; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses
UP 1.31 at 185.99; based on 83.44 loads of Choice cuts, 62.80
loads of Select cuts, 12.74 loads of Trimmings, and 35.84
loads of coarse ground trimmings.
CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE
Estimated carcass price equivalent value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs
carcasses UP 0.16 at 177.52; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses UP 0.64
Current index reflects the equivalent of 166,407 head of cattle.
NATIONAL 5 DAY-ROLLING CUTTER COW CUTOUT
The Cutter cow carcass gross cutout value was estimated at 178.08
BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE
Hide and offal from a typical slaughter steer was estimated at
13.84, UP 0.02.
NATIONAL CARLOT PORK
Sales reported on 131.75 loads of pork cuts and 2.0 loads of
Compared to Monday's Close: Fresh bone-in loins steady to
weak; butts steady; sknd hams not tested; sdls bellies 14-16 lbs
steady to 2.00 higher; lean trimmings 4.00 higher. Trading 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.* **78.87 UP 0.42.** Loins bone
in fresh 1/4 inch trim 21# DN-LGT 116.00-121.00;
seedless bellies 12-14 lbs 85.00; 14-16 lbs 85.00-87.00.
CARLOT LAMB CARCASS
DAILY CHOICE AND PRIME, YG 1-4 Head 186
Weight Head Wt Avg
45-DN 16 553.59
45-55# 6 409.17
55-65# 33 391.82
65-75# 37 346.35
85-UP 94 293.46
ESTIMATED DAILY LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER
Cattle: 126,000 Calves: 3,000; Hogs: 415,000; Sheep: 9,000
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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