Des Moines, IA Fri May 17, 2013 USDA Market News
USDA Carlot Meat 4:00 Summary, Compared to Previous Day
Prices in dollars per hundredweight
NATIONAL BOXED BEEF CUTOUT LM_XB403
Boxed beef cutout values weak on Select and firm on Choice on light to
Moderate demand and light offerings. Select and Choice round and loin
cuts steady to weak while chuck cuts steady to firm. Select rib cuts
steady while Choice higher. Beef trimmings firm on moderate demand and
light to moderate offerings.
Estimated composite cutout value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses
up 0.74 at 209.51; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses dn 0.40 at 192.31;
based on 49.49 loads of Choice cuts, 38.43 loads of Select cuts, 5.79
loads of trimmings, and 14.73 loads of coarse ground trimmings.
CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE NW_LS410
Estimated carcass price equivalent value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs
carcasses up 0.31 at 191.86; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses dn 0.27
Current index reflects the equivalent of 86,811 head of cattle.
NATIONAL 5 DAY-ROLLING CUTTER COW CUTOUT LM_XB405
The Cutter cow carcass gross cutout value was estimated at 160.67 up
BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE NW_LS441
Hide and offal from a typical slaughter steer was estimated at
13.96 down 0.25.
NATIONAL CARLOT PORK LM_PK602
Sales reported on 218.73 loads of pork cuts and 37.22 loads of
*Calculations for a 205 lb Pork Carcass 53-54 percent lean 0.65" –
0.80" back fat at last rib.* Pork Carcass Cutout 93.48 up 0.12.** Loin
1/4 inch VAC 112.00-127.35; 17-20 lbs trim selected ham 64.65-81.33; 20-
23 lbs trim selected ham 64.65-79.00; 23-27 lbs trim selected ham 68.15-
75.08; 12-14 lbs skin on bellies 141.70-158.00.
CARLOT LAMB CARCASS LM_XL501
DAILY CHOICE AND PRIME, YG 1-4 Head 2,033
Weight Head Wt Avg
45-DN 35 463.37
45-55# *Price not reported due to confidentiality*
55-65# 204 285.05
65-75# 450 257.61
75-85# 576 239.58
85-UP 734 215.60
ESTIMATED DAILY LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER SJ_ LS710
Cattle: 125,000; Calves: 2,000; Hogs: 393,000; Sheep: 7,000
Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
Susie Moore 515-284-4460 Desm.LGMN@ams.usda.gov
24 Hour recorded market information 515-284-4830
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