By-Products Drop Value Cow Variety Meats

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Des Moines, IA     Fri, Dec 20, 2013     USDA Market News

WEEKLY USDA BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE (COW)
The hide and offal value from a typical slaughter cow(1) for the
week ended 12/20/2013 was estimated at 15.23 per cwt live, up
0.10 from last week.
CALCULATIONS FOR BY-PRODUCT VALUE (COW)
                                     Lbs   Price   Change  Value
                                                   Prv/Wk
Cow hide, branded (2)/Piece           4.75  68.00    -      6.18
Tallow, renderer blchable             3.68  33.75   -0.25   1.24
Tongues, Swiss cut, IW                0.32 398.50   -8.50   1.28
Cheek meat, trmd                      0.43 179.50    1.50   0.77
Head meat                             0.14 171.00   -4.00   0.24
Oxtail, reg, small box                0.20 290.00   13.75   0.58
Hearts, reg, bone out                 0.46  62.75   -0.50   0.29
Lips, unscalded                       0.13  55.25   -1.75   0.07
Livers, reg, gall off (3)             0.90  29.25    1.50   0.26
Tripe, scalded edible, blchd          1.06  96.50    1.25   1.02
Tripe, honeycomb bleached             0.14 174.00    1.00   0.24
Lungs, inedible                       0.86   4.00    -      0.03
Melts                                 0.15   5.00    -      0.01
Meat bone ml, 50% blk/ton            10.71 463.00    8.50   2.48
Blood meal, 85% blk/ton               0.731480.00  115.00   0.54
                Totals:              24.66                 15.23
        Dressed equivalent basis (47% dress):              32.40
(1) Typical slaughter cow weighs 1,100 pounds.
(2) Hide weight adjusted regularly for seasonal variation.
(3) Reflects a 30% condemnation rate.
REPORT BASIS - FOB Omaha or equivalent for the Midwest;
               FOB Plant for Texas and Oklahoma

WEEKLY CENTRAL U.S. COW VARIETY MEAT PRICE REPORT - FOB PLANT
For Week Ended 12/20/2013                         Dollars/hundredweight
Frozen  CARLOT/L.C.L. Basis       Lds        Price Range         Wtavg
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CHEEK MEAT,                Trimmed     3.6  175.00   -    182.00  179.41
FEET,     unbleached, skin-on, exp
FEET,       bleached, skin-on, exp
HEARTS,          Regular, bone-out     3.0   59.00   -     70.00   62.80
HEARTS,     Regular, bone-out, exp
HEARTS,        Canadian-style, exp
HEAD MEAT,                             1.5  170.50   -    173.00  171.01
KIDNEY'S                    Export     5.5   27.00   -     34.00   29.27
LIPS,                    unscalded     2.6   54.00   -     56.00   55.19
LIVERS,          Regular,bulk-pack
LIVERS,   Regular,bulk-pack export
LIVERS,             Regular, 2/box
LIVERS,     Regular, 2/box, export    10.0   27.00   -     34.00   29.15
  " 2 loads traded at 38.00 to Egypt
MELTS,
OXTAILS,        Regular, small box     1.3                290.00  290.00
SALIVARY GLANDS                        0.3                 30.00   30.00
SWEETBREADS,                export
TONGUES,     #1 white Swiss cut,IW     1.1  402.00   -    406.00  404.91
TONGUES, exp.#1 white Swiss cut,IW
TONGUES,     #1 black Swiss cut,IW     0.9  390.00   -    394.00  392.71
TONGUES, exp.#1 black Swiss cut,IW
TONGUES,     #1 mixed,Swiss cut,IW
TONGUES, exp.#1 mixed,Swiss cut,IW
TONGUES,     #2 mixed Swiss cut,IW     0.5  392.00   -    396.50  394.70
TONGUES, exp.#2 mixed,Swiss cut,IW
TONGUE Trimmings
TRIPAS
TRIPE,   bleached, scalded, edible     4.0   95.00   -     99.00   96.50
TRIPE,     blchd, scld/w honeycomb
TRIPE, bleached,scalded,edible exp
TRIPE, unbleached, scalded, edible     2.8  112.00   -    116.00  113.09
TRIPE,          honeycomb bleached     0.3                174.00  174.00
TRIPE,        honeycomb unbleached
TRIPE,           omasum unbleached
WEASAND MEAT
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Source:  USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
         Mike Schrader/Nina Biensen  515-284-4460  Desm.LGMN@ams.usda.gov
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