Des Moines, IA Thu Mar 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 to moderate demand and
offerings. Select and Choice rib and loin cuts mostly steady while chuck and
round items weak. Beef trimmings lower on a light test.
Estimated composite cutout value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs
carcasses DN 0.43 at 192.98; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses
UP 0.21 at 193.24; based on 103.48 loads of Choice cuts, 38.91
loads of Select cuts, 3.36 loads of Trimmings, and 21.17
loads of coarse ground trimmings.
CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE
Estimated carcass price equivalent value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs
carcasses DN 0.48 at 181.49; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses DN 0.17
Current index reflects the equivalent of 147,783 head of cattle.
NATIONAL 5 DAY-ROLLING CUTTER COW CUTOUT
The Cutter cow carcass gross cutout value was estimated at 171.69
BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE
Hide and offal from a typical slaughter steer was estimated at
14.34, UP 0.08.
NATIONAL CARLOT PORK
Sales reported on 31.13 loads of pork cuts and 3.0 loads of
Compared to Wednesday's Close: Fresh 1/4" trimmed bone-in loins generally
steady; butts not tested; sknd hams 17-20 lbs 6.00 lower, 20-27 lbs steady; sdls
bellies 14-16 lbs along with lean trimmings not established. Trading slow, with
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.* **77.85 UP 1.09.** Loins bone
in fresh 1/4 inch trim 21# DN-LGT 108.00; Hams bone in trimmed,
17-20 lbs trim spec 1 55.00; 20-23 lbs trim spec 1 55.00.
CARLOT LAMB CARCASS
DAILY CHOICE AND PRIME, YG 1-4 Head 731
Weight Head Wt Avg
45-DN *Price not reported due to confidentiality*
45-55# *Price not reported due to confidentiality*
55-65# 57 296.53
65-75# 188 254.50
75-85# 257 237.00
85-UP 195 212.28
ESTIMATED DAILY LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER
Cattle: 120,000 Calves: 3,000; Hogs: 425,000; Sheep: 8,000
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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