Des Moines, IA Thu Dec 13, 2012 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 lower on Choice while firm on Select
on light to moderate demand and moderate offerings. Select and
Choice chuck items weak, round and loin cuts steady, while rib
cuts lower on Choice and firm on Select. Beef trimmings not fully
Estimated composite cutout value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs
carcasses DN 1.27 at 194.51; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses
UP 0.34 at 175.68; based on 125.60 loads of Choice cuts, 43.21
loads of Select cuts, 7.80 loads of Trimmings, and 32.28
loads of coarse ground trimmings.
CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE
Estimated carcass price equivalent value of Choice 1-3
600-900 lbs carcasses DN 0.69 at 184.28; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs
carcasses UP 0.12 at 164.57.
Current index reflects the equivalent of 117,919 head of cattle.
NATIONAL 5 DAY-ROLLING CUTTER COW CUTOUT
The Cutter cow carcass gross cutout value was estimated at 160.27
BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE
Hide and offal from a typical slaughter steer was estimated at
13.17, UP 0.05.
NATIONAL CARLOT PORK
Sales reported on 71.00 loads of pork cuts and 9.0 loads of
Compared to Wednesday's Close: Fresh 1/4" trimmed loins
steady to 2.00 higher; butts steady; sknd hams 20-23 lbs steady to
3.00 lower, 23-27 lbs mostly weak; sdls bellies 12-16 lbs 5.00 higher;
lean trimmings steady to 3.00 lower. Trading moderate, with light to
moderate demand and offerings.
*Calculations for a 200 lb Pork Carcass 53-54 percent lean
0.65" -0.80" back fat at last rib.* **83.83 UP 0.25.** Loins bone
in fresh 1/4 inch trim 21# DN-LGT 104.00-108.00; Hams bone in trimmed,
20-23 lbs trim spec 1 76.00-79.00; seedless bellies 12-14 lbs 130.00;
14-16 lbs 130.00.
CARLOT LAMB CARCASS
DAILY CHOICE AND PRIME, YG 1-4 Head 903
Weight Head Wt Avg
45-DN 38 359.25
45-55# 43 375.94
55-65# 54 288.02
65-75# 146 253.78
75-85# 437 234.29
85-UP 185 209.60
ESTIMATED DAILY LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER
Cattle: 127,000 Calves: 3,000; Hogs: 433,000; Sheep: 9,000
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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