Des Moines, IA Tue Jul 15, 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 weak to lower on light demand and moderate offerings.
Select and Choice rib and chuck cuts weak to lower while round cuts steady to
firm. Choice loin cuts weak while Select firm. Beef trimmings higher on moderate
to fairly good demand and moderate offerings.
Estimated composite cutout value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses
dn 0.61 at 250.53; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses dn 0.96 at 243.46;
based on 73.38 loads of Choice cuts, 52.71 loads of Select cuts, 21.15
loads of trimmings, and 23.80 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 dn 0.28 at 233.35; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses dn 0.47
Current index reflects the equivalent of 137,147 head of cattle.
NATIONAL 5 DAY-ROLLING CUTTER COW CUTOUT LM_XB405
The Cutter cow carcass gross cutout value was estimated at
229.55 up 3.11.
BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE NW_LS441
Hide and offal from a typical slaughter steer was estimated at
15.61 down 0.03.
NATIONAL CARLOT PORK LM_PK602
Sales reported on 284.36 loads of pork cuts and 27.32 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 135.18 up 0.33.** Loin 1/4 inch
VAC 159.00-194.00; 20-23 lbs trim selected ham 140.80-150.15; 23-27 lbs trim
selected ham 140.06-148.64; 12-14 lbs skin on bellies 173.50-185.00;
16-18 lbs skin on bellies 193.00-198.00.
CARLOT LAMB CARCASS LM_XL501
DAILY CHOICE AND PRIME, YG 1-4 Head 1,352
Weight Head Wt Avg
45-DN *Price not reported due to confidentiality
45-55# *Price not reported due to confidentiality
55-65# 70 340.06
65-75# 393 314.87
75-85# 512 300.87
85-UP *Price not reported due to confidentiality
ESTIMATED DAILY LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER SJ_ LS710
Cattle: 116,000; Calves: 2,000; Hogs: 397,000; Sheep: 8,000
Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
24 Hour recorded market information 515-284-4830