USDA Market Reports

By-Products Drop Value Cow Variety Meats

NW_LS444

Des Moines, IA     Wed, Dec 24, 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 12/24/2014 was estimated at 14.87 per cwt live, up

0.09 from last week.

CALCULATIONS FOR BY-PRODUCT VALUE (COW)

                                     Lbs   Price   Change  Value

                                                   Prv/Wk

Cow hide, branded per piece(2)        4.79  54.00    -      4.91

Tallow, renderer blchable             3.68  33.25    -      1.22

Tongues, Swiss cut, IW                0.32 392.25  -14.25   1.26

Cheek meat, trmd                      0.43 232.00   21.25   1.00

Head meat                             0.14 226.00    4.75   0.32

Oxtail, reg, small box                0.20 348.25    -      0.70

Hearts, reg, bone out                 0.46 100.25    0.25   0.46

Lips, unscalded                       0.13 191.00    9.50   0.25

Livers, reg, gall off (3)             0.90  33.75   -1.75   0.30

Tripe, scalded edible, blchd          1.06 108.25    -      1.15

Tripe, honeycomb bleached             0.14 317.00    -      0.44

Lungs, inedible                       0.86   6.00    -      0.05

Melts                                 0.15   6.50    -      0.01

Meat bone ml, 50% blk/ton            10.71 438.00   17.50   2.35

Blood meal, 85% blk/ton               0.731229.50 -167.50   0.45

                Totals:              24.70                 14.87

        Dressed equivalent basis (47% dress):              31.64

(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 12/24/2014                         Dollars/hundredweight

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

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CHEEK MEAT,                Trimmed     0.9  210.00   -    256.00  232.00

FEET,     unbleached, skin-on, exp

FEET,       bleached, skin-on, exp     1.0                130.00  130.00

HEARTS,          Regular, bone-out     1.8  100.00   -    102.00  100.33

HEARTS,     Regular, bone-out, exp

HEARTS,        Canadian-style, exp

HEAD MEAT,                             0.4                226.00  226.00

KIDNEYS                    Export      2.5   36.00   -     40.00   37.20

LIPS,                    unscalded     0.2                191.00  191.00

LIVERS,          Regular,bulk-pack

LIVERS,   Regular,bulk-pack export

LIVERS,             Regular, 2/box     1.0                 35.00   35.00

LIVERS,     Regular, 2/box, export     4.0   33.00   -     34.00   33.50

 " one load traded at 50.00 to Egypt

MELTS,

OXTAILS,        Regular, small box

SALIVARY GLANDS                        0.2                 36.00   36.00

SWEETBREADS,                export

TONGUES,     #1 white Swiss cut,IW     0.2                394.00  394.00

TONGUES, exp.#1 white Swiss cut,IW

TONGUES,     #1 black Swiss cut,IW     0.2                393.00  393.00

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     0.2                390.00  390.00

TONGUES, exp.#2 mixed,Swiss cut,IW

TONGUE Trimmings

TRIPAS

TRIPE,   bleached, scalded, edible

TRIPE,     blchd, scld/w honeycomb

TRIPE, bleached,scalded,edible exp

TRIPE, unbleached, scalded, edible     2.0  124.00   -    160.00  149.20

TRIPE,          honeycomb bleached

TRIPE,        honeycomb unbleached     1.0                318.00  318.00

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

         24 Hour recorded market information 515-284-4830

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