Des Moines, IA Thu Feb 21, 2013 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 steady to weak on light demand and
offerings. Select and Choice rib cuts steady to firm while chuck
round and loin items steady to weak. Beef trimmings generally steady
on a light test.
Estimated composite cutout value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs
carcasses UP 0.04 at 182.35; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses
DN 0.33 at 180.20; based on 96.70 loads of Choice cuts, 28.68
loads of Select cuts, 3.88 loads of Trimmings, and 22.78
loads of coarse ground trimmings.
CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE
Estimated carcass price equivalent value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs
carcasses dn 0.02 at 174.04; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses dn 0.20 at 170.18
Current index reflects the equivalent of 137,556 head of cattle.
NATIONAL 5 DAY-ROLLING CUTTER COW CUTOUT
The Cutter cow carcass gross cutout value was estimated at 167.34
BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE
Hide and offal from a typical slaughter steer was estimated at
13.80, DN 0.01.
NATIONAL CARLOT PORK
Sales reported on 44.50 loads of pork cuts and 2.0 loads of
Compared to Wednesday's Close: Fresh 1/4" trimmed loins steady
to 3.00 higher; butts generally steady; sknd hams 23-27 lbs steady to
2.00 lower, other weights not tested; sdls bellies along with lean
trimmings not established. Trading slow, with very light demand and light
to moderate offerings.
*Calculations for a 200 lb Pork Carcass 53-54 percent lean
0.65" -0.80" back fat at last rib.* **81.78 DN 0.57.** Loins bone
in fresh 1/4 inch trim 21# DN-LGT 113.00-115.00.
CARLOT LAMB CARCASS
DAILY CHOICE AND PRIME, YG 1-4 Head 894
Weight Head Wt Avg
45-DN 46 384.83
45-55# 45 356.77
55-65# *Price not reported due to confidentiality*
65-75# *Price not reported due to confidentiality*
75-85# *Price not reported due to confidentiality*
85-UP 364 213.21
ESTIMATED DAILY LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER
Cattle: 98,000 Calves: 3,000; Hogs: 415,000; Sheep: 8,000
Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
Lucy Clark 515-284-4460 dn
24 Hour recorded market information 515-284-4830
USDA Carlot Meat 4:00 Summary