Des Moines, IA Wed Dec 05, 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 on Choice and lower on Select on
moderate demand and offerings. Select and Choice rib cuts weak to lower,
chuck and round steady to firm. Loin cuts firm on Choice and lower on
Select. Beef trimmings sharply lower on moderate demand and heavy
Estimated composite cutout value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs
carcasses DN 0.16 at 194.89; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses
DN 1.69 at 174.83; based on 90.49 loads of Choice cuts, 61.61
loads of Select cuts, 43.49 loads of Trimmings, and 51.07
loads of coarse ground trimmings.
CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE
Estimated carcass price equivalent value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs
carcasses DN 0.24 at 186.05; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses DN 1.00
Current index reflects the equivalent of 106,692 head of cattle.
NATIONAL 5 DAY-ROLLING CUTTER COW CUTOUT
The Cutter cow carcass gross cutout value was estimated at 160.64
BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE
Hide and offal from a typical slaughter steer was estimated at
12.93, UP 0.08.
NATIONAL CARLOT PORK
Sales reported on 102.50 loads of pork cuts and 4.0 loads of
Compared to Tuesday's Close: Fresh 1/4" trimmed loins generally
steady; butts steady to 2.00 lower; 20-23 lbs hams 2.00 higher, 23-27 lbs
steady to weak; lean trimmings not tested. Trading moderate, with mostly
light demand and light to moderate offerings.
*Calculations for a 200 lb Pork Carcass 53-54 percent lean
0.65" -0.80" back fat at last rib.* **85.82 DN 0.17.** Loins bone
in fresh 1/4 inch trim 21# DN-LGT 106.00; Hams bone in trimmed,
20-23 lbs trim spec 1 85.00.
CARLOT LAMB CARCASS
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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 1,252
Weight Head Wt Avg
ESTIMATED DAILY LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER
Cattle: 119,000 Calves: 3,000; Hogs: 433,000; Sheep: 8,000
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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