By-Products Drop Value Cow Variety Meats

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Des Moines, IA     Fri, Dec 28, 2012     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 12/28/2012 was estimated at 12.66 per cwt live, up
0.08 from last week.
CALCULATIONS FOR BY-PRODUCT VALUE (COW)
                                     Lbs   Price   Change  Value
                                                   Prv/Wk
Cow hide, branded (2)/Piece           4.79  57.25    -      5.20
Tallow, renderer blchable             3.68  34.25    -      1.26
Tongues, Swiss cut, IW                0.32 264.75    6.75   0.85
Cheek meat, trmd                      0.43 188.75   -3.25   0.81
Head meat                             0.14 157.00    0.50   0.22
Oxtail, reg, small box                0.20 258.75    9.50   0.52
Hearts, reg, bone out                 0.46  58.00    1.25   0.27
Lips, unscalded                       0.13  95.50    6.50   0.12
Livers, reg, gall off (3)             0.90  30.50   -2.50   0.27
Tripe, scalded edible, blchd          1.06  77.25    0.75   0.82
Tripe, honeycomb bleached             0.14 110.00   25.00   0.15
Lungs, inedible                       0.86   3.88    -      0.03
Melts                                 0.15   4.13    -      0.01
Meat bone ml, 50% blk/ton            10.71 325.50    4.00   1.74
Blood meal, 85% blk/ton               0.731068.50   43.50   0.39
                Totals:              24.70                 12.66
        Dressed equivalent basis (47% dress):              26.94
(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 12/28/2012                         Dollars/hundredweight
Frozen  CARLOT/L.C.L. Basis       Lds        Price Range         Wtavg
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CHEEK MEAT,                Trimmed     0.7  187.00   -    192.50  188.69
FEET,     unbleached, skin-on, exp
FEET,       bleached, skin-on, exp
HEARTS,          Regular, bone-out     3.3   56.00   -     62.00   57.88
HEARTS,     Regular, bone-out, exp
HEARTS,        Canadian-style, exp
HEAD MEAT,                             0.6  156.00   -    160.00  156.88
KIDNEY'S                    Export     3.0   29.00   -     30.00   29.67
LIPS,                    unscalded     1.6   87.00   -    116.00   95.56
LIVERS,          Regular,bulk-pack
LIVERS,   Regular,bulk-pack export
LIVERS,             Regular, 2/box     0.3                 31.00   31.00
LIVERS,     Regular, 2/box, export     7.2   30.00   -     35.00   30.40
  " 1 load traded at 41.00 to Egypt
MELTS,
OXTAILS,        Regular, small box     0.7  248.00   -    262.00  258.77
SALIVARY GLANDS                        0.2                 41.00   41.00
SWEETBREADS,                export
TONGUES,     #1 white Swiss cut,IW     0.2                285.00  285.00
TONGUES, exp.#1 white Swiss cut,IW
TONGUES,     #1 black Swiss cut,IW     0.7                260.00  260.00
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
TONGUES, exp.#2 mixed,Swiss cut,IW
TONGUE Trimmings
TRIPAS
TRIPE,   bleached, scalded, edible     5.8   71.00   -     81.00   77.33
TRIPE,     blchd, scld/w honeycomb
TRIPE, bleached,scalded,edible exp
TRIPE, unbleached, scalded, edible     5.3   85.00   -    131.00   97.12
TRIPE,          honeycomb bleached     0.3                110.00  110.00
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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