Des Moines, IA Wed May 02, 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 light to moderate demand and
offerings. Select and Choice rib and loin cuts steady to firm while chuck and
round items steady to weak. Beef trimmings lower on light to moderate demand
Estimated composite cutout value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs
carcasses UP 0.71 at 191.18; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses
DN 0.03 at 186.43; based on 98.47 loads of Choice cuts, 80.94
loads of Select cuts, 13.98 loads of Trimmings, and 41.59
loads of coarse ground trimmings.
CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE
Estimated carcass price equivalent value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs
carcasses UP 0.31 at 176.94; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses DN 0.07
Current index reflects the equivalent of 142,319 head of cattle.
NATIONAL 5 DAY-ROLLING CUTTER COW CUTOUT
The Cutter cow carcass gross cutout value was estimated at 177.27
BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE
Hide and offal from a typical slaughter steer was estimated at
13.80, UP 0.07.
NATIONAL CARLOT PORK
Sales reported on 75.25 loads of pork cuts and 5.0 loads of
Compared to Tuesday's Close: Fresh loins steady; butts
3.00 lower; sknd hams not tested; sdls bellies steady; lean trimmings
1.00-6.00 higher. Trading slow, 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.* **78.45 UP 0.69.** Loins bone
in fresh 1/4 inch trim 21# DN-LGT 120.00;
seedless bellies 14-16 lbs 85.00.
CARLOT LAMB CARCASS
0 head reported. Insert (F:/MANDATORY/LAMB/LM_XL501.txt)
*Confidentiality of data prohibits publication of this report
under Livestock Mandatory Reporting. The report will be
published when and if enough data is aggregated to meet the
3/70/20 guideline. For more information, please visit
Negotiated sales for delivery within 14 calendar days,
FOB Plant basis.
DAILY CHOICE AND PRIME, YG 1-4 Head
Weight Head Wt Avg
ESTIMATED DAILY LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER
Cattle: 126,000 Calves: 3,000; Hogs: 409,000; Sheep: 7,000
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
USDA Carlot Meat 4:00 Summary
- “Ag-gag” laws in the news
- Conventional agriculture winning some, losing some in culture war
- Can genomics, OPU and IVF take the industry to the 'next level?'
- Monsanto opens search for 2014 "Farm Mom of the Year"
- School breakfasts celebrated from coast to coast
- California February 4a/4b prices new record highs
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