Des Moines, IA Thu Dec 18, 2014 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 weak to lower on very light to light demand and light
offerings. Select and Choice rib cuts weak to lower while round and loin cuts
steady to weak. Select and Choice chuck cuts firm. Beef trimmings higher on
moderate demand and light to moderate offerings.
Estimated composite cutout value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses
dn 0.46 at 241.95; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses dn 0.81 at 230.32;
based on 60.88 loads of Choice cuts, 32.01 loads of Select cuts, 17.73
loads of trimmings, and 25.74 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 dn 1.07 at 234.07; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses dn 1.25
Current index reflects the equivalent of 123,352 head of cattle.
NATIONAL 5 DAY-ROLLING CUTTER COW CUTOUT LM_XB405
The Cutter cow carcass gross cutout value was estimated at
232.15 dn 1.03.
BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE NW_LS441
Hide and offal from a typical slaughter steer was estimated at
15.75 down 0.14.
NATIONAL CARLOT PORK LM_PK602
Sales reported on 283.6 loads of pork cuts and 40.99 loads of
*Calculations for a 205 lb Pork Carcass 53-54 percent lean 0.65" -0.80"
back fat at last rib.* Pork Carcass Cutout 87.38 up 0.14.** Loin 1/4 inch
VAC 106.00-133.01; 17-20 lbs trim selected ham 91.00-94.50; 20-23
lbs trim selected ham 63.00-91.50; 23-27 lbs trim selected ham 59.78-87.50;
14-16 lbs skin on bellies 97.54-104.50.
CARLOT LAMB CARCASS LM_XL501
DAILY CHOICE AND PRIME, YG 1-4 Head 1,423
Weight Head Wt Avg
45-DN 59 467.68
45-55# *Price not reported due to confidentiality
55-65# *Price not reported due to confidentiality
65-75# *Price not reported due to confidentiality
75-85# 335 330.31
85-UP 419 320.87
ESTIMATED DAILY LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER SJ_ LS710
Cattle: 112,000; Calves: 2,000; Hogs: 430,000; Sheep: 10,000
Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
lmc 515-284-4460 Desm.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov
24 Hour recorded market information 515-284-4830