Des Moines, IA Thu May 31, 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 firm on Choice and lower on Select with light to
moderate demand and moderate offerings. Select and Choice rib, chuck and
round steady to weak. Select loins weak while Choice higher. Ground beef
lower. Beef trimmings generally steady on moderate demand and offerings.
Estimated composite cutout value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses up 0.31
at 197.31; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses dn 1.05 at 187.05; based on 101.61
loads of Choice cuts, 53.54 loads of Select cuts, 19.62 loads of trimmings, and
37.37 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 0.4 at 182.19; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses dn 0.29 at 173.06
Current index reflects the equivalent of 119,368 head of cattle.
NATIONAL 5 DAY-ROLLING CUTTER COW CUTOUT LM_XB405
The Cutter cow carcass gross cutout value was estimated at 180.15 up 0.17.
BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE NW_LS441
Hide and offal from a typical slaughter steer was estimated at 13.19 up 0.04.
NATIONAL CARLOT PORK NW_LS500
Sales reported on 81.25 loads of pork cuts and 9 loads of trim/process pork
Compared to Wednesday's Close: Fresh bone-in loins steady to
weak; butts steady; sknd hams not tested; sdls bellies 5.00 higher; lean
trimmings steady to 3.00 higher. Trading slow to moderate, with light to mostly
moderate demand and light to moderate offerings.
*Calculations for a 200 lb Pork Carcass 53-54 percent lean 0.65"-0.80" back
fat at last rib.* **81.95 up 1.17.** Loins bone in fresh 1/4 inch trim 21#
DN-LGT 124.00-138.00; seedless bellies 14-16 lbs 98.00; 16-18 lbs 98.00.
CARLOT LAMB CARCASS LM_XL501
*Confidentiality of data prohibits publication of this report
under Livestock Mandatory Reporting. The report will be
published when and if enough data is aggregated to meet the
3/70/20 guideline. For more information, please visit
DAILY CHOICE AND PRIME, YG 1-4 Head 202
Weight Head Wt Avg
ESTIMATED DAILY LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER SJ_ LS710
Cattle: 130,000; Calves: 2,000; Hogs: 424,000; Sheep: 8,000
Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
Nancy Gallagher 515-284-4460 Desm.LGMN@ams.usda.gov
24 Hour recorded market information 515-284-4830
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