Des Moines, IA Mon May 21, 2012 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 higher on Choice and steady on Select on
Moderate demand and light to moderate offerings. Select rib, round and
loin cuts weak while Choice firm to higher; Select and Choice chuck cuts
steady to weak. Beef trimmings generally steady on light to moderate
demand and offerings.
Estimated composite cutout value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses
up 2.08 at 194.59; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses dn 0.09 at 186.47;
based on 103.19 loads of Choice cuts, 47.09 loads of Select cuts, 25.3
loads of trimmings, and 19.88 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 3.16 at 181.53; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses up 1.89 at
Current index reflects the equivalent of 169615 head of cattle.
NATIONAL 5 DAY-ROLLING CUTTER COW CUTOUT LM_XB405
The Cutter cow carcass gross cutout value was estimated at 178.87 dn
BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE NW_LS441
Hide and offal from a typical slaughter steer was estimated at 13.35
NATIONAL CARLOT PORK NW_LS500
Sales reported on 34.75 loads of pork cuts and 10 loads of
Compared to Friday's Close: Fresh bone-in loins not tested; butts
weak to 2.00 lower; sknd hams 20-27 lbs 1.00 lower; sdls bellies not
tested; lean trimmings unevenly steady. Trading slow, with light to
moderate demand and offerings.
*Calculations for a 200 lb Pork Carcass 53-54 percent lean 0.65"-0.80"
Back fat at last rib.* **81.69 up 0.21.** Hams bone in trimmed, 20-23
lbs trim spec 1 67.00; 23-27 lbs trim spec 1 67.00.
CARLOT LAMB CARCASS LM_XL501
DAILY CHOICE AND PRIME, YG 1-4 Head 2,924
Weight Head Wt Avg
45-DN 35 401.37
45-55# 104 400.15
55-65# 342 352.94
65-75# 528 333.95
75-85# 860 319.44
85-UP 1055 290.03
ESTIMATED DAILY LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER SJ_ LS710
Cattle: 126,000; Calves: 3,000; Hogs: 418,000; Sheep: 9,000
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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