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By-Products Drop Value Cow Variety Meats

NW_LS444

Des Moines, IA     Fri, Dec 12, 2014     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 12/12/2014 was estimated at 15.00 per cwt live, down

-0.22 from last week.

CALCULATIONS FOR BY-PRODUCT VALUE (COW)

                                     Lbs   Price   Change  Value

                                                   Prv/Wk

Cow hide, branded per piece(2)        4.75  56.00   -1.00   5.09

Tallow, renderer blchable             3.68  33.25    -      1.22

Tongues, Swiss cut, IW                0.32 390.25   -9.75   1.25

Cheek meat, trmd                      0.43 211.50  -10.25   0.91

Head meat                             0.14 223.00   -9.75   0.31

Oxtail, reg, small box                0.20 374.50    5.75   0.75

Hearts, reg, bone out                 0.46  98.50   -0.75   0.45

Lips, unscalded                       0.13 180.00    0.25   0.23

Livers, reg, gall off (3)             0.90  36.00   -4.75   0.32

Tripe, scalded edible, blchd          1.06 118.00    3.25   1.25

Tripe, honeycomb bleached             0.14 320.50  -41.50   0.45

Lungs, inedible                       0.86   6.00    -      0.05

Melts                                 0.15   6.50    -      0.01

Meat bone ml, 50% blk/ton            10.71 410.00    9.00   2.20

Blood meal, 85% blk/ton               0.731398.50  -28.50   0.51

                Totals:              24.66                 15.00

        Dressed equivalent basis (47% dress):              31.91

(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 12/12/2014                         Dollars/hundredweight

Frozen  CARLOT/L.C.L. Basis       Lds        Price Range         Wtavg

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CHEEK MEAT,                Trimmed     9.4  202.00   -    252.00  211.57

FEET,     unbleached, skin-on, exp

FEET,       bleached, skin-on, exp

HEARTS,          Regular, bone-out     3.9   93.00   -    104.00   98.46

HEARTS,     Regular, bone-out, exp

HEARTS,        Canadian-style, exp

HEAD MEAT,                             0.4                223.00  223.00

KIDNEYS                    Export      9.0   34.00   -     40.00   35.67

LIPS,                    unscalded     4.3  170.00   -    195.00  179.88

LIVERS,          Regular,bulk-pack

LIVERS,   Regular,bulk-pack export

LIVERS,             Regular, 2/box     2.0                 37.00   37.00

LIVERS,     Regular, 2/box, export    10.0   35.00   -     37.00   35.80

  "  one load traded at 50.00 to Egypt

MELTS,

OXTAILS,        Regular, small box     3.6  360.00   -    384.00  374.56

SALIVARY GLANDS                        0.3                 35.00   35.00

SWEETBREADS,                export

TONGUES,     #1 white Swiss cut,IW     0.5  396.00   -    440.00  413.60

TONGUES, exp.#1 white Swiss cut,IW

TONGUES,     #1 black Swiss cut,IW     0.2                395.00  395.00

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     0.4  322.00   -    395.00  358.50

TONGUES, exp.#2 mixed,Swiss cut,IW

TONGUE Trimmings

TRIPAS

TRIPE,   bleached, scalded, edible     3.0  116.00   -    120.00  118.00

TRIPE,     blchd, scld/w honeycomb

TRIPE, bleached,scalded,edible exp

TRIPE, unbleached, scalded, edible     2.3  120.00   -    128.00  124.52

TRIPE,          honeycomb bleached     0.6  305.00   -    336.00  320.50

TRIPE,        honeycomb unbleached     0.3                400.00  400.00

TRIPE,           omasum unbleached     1.0                583.00  583.00

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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