By-Products Drop Value Cow Variety Meats

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Des Moines, IA     Fri, May 04, 2012     USDA Market News

WEEKLY USDA BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE (COW)
The hide and offal value from a typical slaughter cow(1) for the
week ended 5/4/2012 was estimated at 13.08 per cwt live, down
-0.05 from last week.
CALCULATIONS FOR BY-PRODUCT VALUE (COW)
                                     Lbs   Price   Change  Value
                                                   Prv/Wk
Cow hide, branded (2)/Piece           4.57  56.00    -      5.09
Tallow, renderer blchable             3.68  48.50    -      1.78
Tongues, Swiss cut, IW                0.32 205.00   -1.50   0.66
Cheek meat, trmd                      0.43 159.25   -1.50   0.68
Head meat                             0.14 165.00    5.75   0.23
Oxtail, reg, small box                0.20 224.00  -18.75   0.45
Hearts, reg, bone out                 0.46  55.00    0.50   0.25
Lips, unscalded                       0.13 106.75   -7.25   0.14
Livers, reg, gall off (3)             0.90  38.25   -2.25   0.34
Tripe, scalded edible, blchd          1.06  52.00    0.50   0.55
Tripe, honeycomb bleached             0.14  75.00  -39.75   0.11
Lungs, inedible                       0.86   3.88    -      0.03
Melts                                 0.15   4.13    -      0.01
Meat bone ml, 50% blk/ton            10.71 456.00   11.00   2.44
Blood meal, 85% blk/ton               0.73 883.50   25.50   0.32
                Totals:              24.48                 13.08
        Dressed equivalent basis (47% dress):              27.83
(1) Typical slaughter cow weighs 1,100 pounds.
(2) Hide weight adjusted regularly for seasonal variation.
(3) Reflects a 30% condemnation rate.
REPORT BASIS - FOB Omaha or equivalent for the Midwest;
               FOB Plant for Texas and Oklahoma

WEEKLY CENTRAL U.S. COW VARIETY MEAT PRICE REPORT - FOB PLANT
For Week Ended 5/4/2012                           Dollars/hundredweight
Frozen  CARLOT/L.C.L. Basis       Lds        Price Range         Wtavg
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CHEEK MEAT,                Trimmed     7.8  150.00   -    178.00  159.26
FEET,     unbleached, skin-on, exp
FEET,       bleached, skin-on, exp
HEARTS,          Regular, bone-out     6.4   48.00   -     75.00   55.01
HEARTS,     Regular, bone-out, exp
HEARTS,        Canadian-style, exp
HEAD MEAT,                             1.0                165.00  165.00
KIDNEY'S                    Export     3.5   36.00   -     44.00   37.14
LIPS,                    unscalded     5.2  101.00   -    110.00  106.83
LIVERS,          Regular,bulk-pack
LIVERS,   Regular,bulk-pack export
LIVERS,             Regular, 2/box     0.5                 44.00   44.00
LIVERS,     Regular, 2/box, export     5.0   37.00   -     38.00   37.60
 " 1 load traded at 50.00 to Egypt
MELTS,
OXTAILS,        Regular, small box     4.0  209.00   -    270.00  223.89
SALIVARY GLANDS                        0.3                 33.00   33.00
SWEETBREADS,                export
TONGUES,     #1 white Swiss cut,IW     0.1                212.00  212.00
TONGUES, exp.#1 white Swiss cut,IW
TONGUES,     #1 black Swiss cut,IW     0.1                205.50  205.50
TONGUES, exp.#1 black Swiss cut,IW
TONGUES,     #1 mixed,Swiss cut,IW
TONGUES, exp.#1 mixed,Swiss cut,IW
TONGUES,     #2 mixed Swiss cut,IW     0.2                200.00  200.00
TONGUES, exp.#2 mixed,Swiss cut,IW
TONGUE Trimmings                       1.1   29.00   -     30.00   29.09
TRIPAS
TRIPE,   bleached, scalded, edible     7.0   50.00   -     52.75   51.96
TRIPE,     blchd, scld/w honeycomb     0.5                 90.00   90.00
TRIPE, bleached,scalded,edible exp
TRIPE, unbleached, scalded, edible     3.7  100.00   -    119.00  105.29
TRIPE,          honeycomb bleached     0.5                 75.00   75.00
TRIPE,        honeycomb unbleached     0.7                175.00  175.00
TRIPE,           omasum unbleached     1.8  251.00-       258.00  255.00
WEASAND MEAT
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Source:  USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
         Mike Schrader/Nina Biensen  515-284-4460  Desm.LGMN@ams.usda.gov
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