Des Moines, IA Tue May 01, 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 steady to firm on moderate demand and light to
moderate offerings. Select and Choice rib, chuck and loin cuts steady to firm
while round items weak. Beef trimmings firm on moderate demand and light to
Estimated composite cutout value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs
carcasses UP 0.14 at 190.47; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses
UP 0.62 at 186.46; based on 86.87 loads of Choice cuts, 61.62
loads of Select cuts, 10.55 loads of Trimmings, and 30.69
loads of coarse ground trimmings.
CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE
Estimated carcass price equivalent value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs
carcasses UNCHANGED at 176.63; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses UP 0.23
Current index reflects the equivalent of 139,357 head of cattle.
NATIONAL 5 DAY-ROLLING CUTTER COW CUTOUT
The Cutter cow carcass gross cutout value was estimated at 176.91
BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE
Hide and offal from a typical slaughter steer was estimated at
13.73, UP 0.01.
NATIONAL CARLOT PORK
Sales reported on 134.5 loads of pork cuts and 5.0 loads of
Compared to Monday's Close: Fresh loins steady to weak;
butts weak to 1.00 lower; sknd hams 20-23 lbs 3.00-5.00 higher, 23-27 lbs steady; sdls bellies not tested; lean trimmings 2.00 higher. Trading slow to 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.* **77.76 DN 0.18.** Loins bone
in fresh 1/4 inch trim 21# DN-LGT 115.00-120.00; Hams bone in trimmed,
20-23 lbs trim spec 1 68.00-70.00.
CARLOT LAMB CARCASS
DAILY CHOICE AND PRIME, YG 1-4 Head 808
Weight Head Wt Avg
45-DN 40 483.54
45-55# 9 410.56
55-65# 67 377.01
65-75# 176 337.03
75-85# 253 324.28
85-UP 263 295.01
ESTIMATED DAILY LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER
Cattle: 126,000 Calves: 3,000; Hogs: 411,000; 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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