Des Moines, IA Thu Feb 27, 2014 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 sharply higher on moderate to fairly good demand and
light to moderate offerings. Select and Choice rib cuts steady while chuck,
round, and loin cuts firm to higher. Beef trimmings sharply higher on moderate
to fairly good demand and light to moderate offerings.
Estimated composite cutout value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses
up 2.46 at 221.41; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses up 2.33 at 219.00;
based on 73.99 loads of Choice cuts, 31.46 loads of Select cuts, 6.58
loads of trimmings, and 24.51 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 3.41 at 212.48; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses up 3.35
Current index reflects the equivalent of 204,494 head of cattle.
NATIONAL 5 DAY-ROLLING CUTTER COW CUTOUT LM_XB405
The Cutter cow carcass gross cutout value was estimated at
192.93 up 1.20.
BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE NW_LS441
Hide and offal from a typical slaughter steer was estimated at
15.32 dn 0.04.
NATIONAL CARLOT PORK LM_PK602
Sales reported on 281.12 loads of pork cuts and 24.65 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 102.90 up 2.30.** Loin 1/4 inch
VAC 132.00-151.29; 20-23 lbs trim selected ham 85.55-111.00; 23-27 lbs trim
selected ham 82.50-102.70.
CARLOT LAMB CARCASS LM_XL501
DAILY CHOICE AND PRIME, YG 1-4 Head 983
Weight Head Wt Avg
45-DN 31 448.71
45-55# 41 384.39
55-65# 14 351.21
65-75# 223 315.54
75-85# 439 302.28
85-UP 235 289.55
ESTIMATED DAILY LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER SJ_ LS710
Cattle: 117,000; Calves: 2,000; Hogs: 427,000; Sheep: 8,000
Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
lmc 515-284-4460 Desm.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov
24 Hour recorded market information 515-284-4830
USDA Carlot Meat 4:00 Summary
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- Sorting cows for more efficient winter supplemental feeding
- The new GMO concern: Superweeds
- Hay quality and supplemental feeding for cattle
- Not so fast on plans to import beef from Brazil, Argentina
- Beef pricing worksheet for producers considering direct marketing