Des Moines, IA Mon Aug 18, 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 to moderate demand and
moderate offerings. Select and Choice chuck, round and loin cuts weak to
lower while rib items firm. Beef trimmings higher on moderate demand and
light to moderate offerings.
Estimated composite cutout value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses
dn 0.44 at 255.10; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses dn 1.81 at 246.57;
based on 76.67 loads of Choice cuts, 37.93 loads of Select cuts, 13.60
loads of trimmings, and 24.27 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 1.42 at 233.62; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses dn 2.65
Current index reflects the equivalent of 140,315 head of cattle.
NATIONAL 5 DAY-ROLLING CUTTER COW CUTOUT LM_XB405
The Cutter cow carcass gross cutout value was estimated at
$232.67, down $1.09.
BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE NW_LS441
Hide and offal from a typical slaughter steer was estimated at
16.65 down 0.01.
NATIONAL CARLOT PORK LM_PK602
Sales reported on 237.34 loads of pork cuts and 30.62 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 111.02 dn -0.78.**
Loin 1/4 inch VAC 143.00-173.00; 17-20 lbs trim selected ham 108.00-
130.00; 20-23 lbs trim selected ham 102.00-129.00; 23-27 lbs trim
selected ham 93.40-118.38; 12-14 lbs skin on bellies 129.00-144.00.
CARLOT LAMB CARCASS LM_XL501
DAILY CHOICE AND PRIME, YG 1-4 Head 458
Weight Head Wt Avg
45-DN 32 397.59
45-55# *Price not reported due to confidentiality*
55-65# *Price not reported due to confidentiality*
65-75# *Price not reported due to confidentiality*
75-85# *Price not reported due to confidentiality*
85-UP *Price not reported due to confidentiality*
ESTIMATED DAILY LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER SJ_ LS710
Cattle: 108,000; Calves: 2,000; Hogs: 402,000; Sheep: 9,000
Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
sam 515-284-4460 Desm.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov
24 Hour recorded market information 515-284-4830