Des Moines, IA Wed Jul 31, 2013 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 steady to weak on light to moderate demand and moderate
offerings. Select and Choice chuck and round cuts steady to firm while rib and
loin cuts steady to weak. Beef trimmings steady on light to moderate demand
Estimated composite cutout value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses
dn 0.46 at 186.32; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses dn 0.01 at 181.65;
based on 112.27 loads of Choice cuts, 57.99 loads of Select cuts, 9.20
loads of trimmings, and 33.54 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 0.16 at 174.96; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses up 0.06
Current index reflects the equivalent of 127,505 head of cattle.
NATIONAL 5 DAY-ROLLING CUTTER COW CUTOUT LM_XB405
The Cutter cow carcass gross cutout value was estimated at
161.03 up 1.57.
BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE NW_LS441
Hide and offal from a typical slaughter steer was estimated at
14.46 down 0.08.
NATIONAL CARLOT PORK LM_PK602
Sales reported on 379.25 loads of pork cuts and 22.54 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 101.13 dn -0.08.** Loin 1/4 inch
VAC 120.25-137.15; 17-20 lbs trim selected ham 83.79-87.00; 20-23
lbs trim selected ham 82.00-93.00; 23-27 lbs trim selected ham 79.00-93.71.
CARLOT LAMB CARCASS LM_XL501
DAILY CHOICE AND PRIME, YG 1-4 Head 406
Weight Head Wt Avg
45-DN 62 327.17
45-55# 31 306.89
55-65# 146 288.03
65-75# 112 256.79
75-85# *Price not reported due to confidentiality
85-UP *Price not reported due to confidentiality
ESTIMATED DAILY LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER SJ_ LS710
Cattle: 124,000; Calves: 3,000; Hogs: 408,000; Sheep: 8,000
Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
L Clark 515-284-4460 Desm.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov
24 Hour recorded market information 515-284-4830
USDA Carlot Meat 4:00 Summary
- Keeping pigs comfortable during high heat and humidity
- Grains dipped Tuesday while the other markets climbed
- Lighter Side: Man allegedly steals 32 tons of bacon
- Pork packer margins are back in the black
- Brumm Speaks Out: A new economic climate versus last year
- Drones draw interest to crop scouting and other new farm uses