Des Moines, IA Wed Feb 27, 2013 USDA Market News
USDA Carlot Meat 4:00 Summary, Compared to Previous Day
Prices in dollars per hundredweight, Equated to FOB Omaha Basis
NATIONAL BOXED BEEF CUTOUT
Boxed beef cutout values higher to sharply higher on light to
moderate demand and light offerings. Select and Choice Chuck and
round higher. Choice rib and loin generally steady while Select firm
to higher. Beef trimmings generally steady on light demand and offerings.
Estimated composite cutout value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs
carcasses UP 1.06 at 185.57; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses
UP 2.30 at 184.87; based on 87.54 loads of Choice cuts, 46.35
loads of Select cuts, 10.20 loads of Trimmings, and 42.73
loads of coarse ground trimmings.
CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE
Estimated carcass price equivalent value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs
carcasses UP 0.47 at 176.31; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses UP 1.09
Current index reflects the equivalent of 137,901 head of cattle.
NATIONAL 5 DAY-ROLLING CUTTER COW CUTOUT
The Cutter cow carcass gross cutout value was estimated at 167.90
BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE
Hide and offal from a typical slaughter steer was estimated at
14.06, UP 0.08.
NATIONAL CARLOT PORK
Sales reported on 66.25 loads of pork cuts and 2.0 loads of
Compared to Tuesday's Close Fresh 1/4" trimmed bone-in loins unevenly
steady; butts 1.00 to 2.00 lower; sknd hams 20-27 lbs steady; 14-18 lbs sdls
bellies along with lean trimmings not tested. Trading moderate, with light
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 0.49.** Loins bone
in fresh 1/4 inch trim 21# DN-LGT 113.00; Hams bone in trimmed,
20-23 lbs trim spec 1 71.00.
CARLOT LAMB CARCASS
DAILY CHOICE AND PRIME, YG 1-4 Head 616
Weight Head Wt Avg
45-DN 27 380.11
45-55# 22 332.39
55-65# 162 287.13
65-75# 140 256.64
75-85# 160 239.03
85-UP 105 213.38
ESTIMATED DAILY LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER
Cattle: 121,000 Calves: 3,000; Hogs: 421,000; Sheep: 7,000
Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
Lucy Clark 515-284-4460 Desm.LGMN@ams.usda.gov
24 Hour recorded market information 515-284-4830
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