Des Moines, IA Thu May 03, 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 chuck round and loin cuts steady to firm while
rib items firm on Select and weak on Choice. Beef trimmings mostly steady on
moderate demand and offerings.
Estimated composite cutout value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs
carcasses dn 0.22 at 190.96; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses
up 0.47 at 186.90; based on 104.75 loads of Choice cuts, 45.64
loads of Select cuts, 19.91 loads of Trimmings, and 40.01
loads of coarse ground trimmings.
CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE
Estimated carcass price equivalent value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs
carcasses DN 0.16 at 176.78; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses UP 0.19
Current index reflects the equivalent of 151,740 head of cattle.
NATIONAL 5 DAY-ROLLING CUTTER COW CUTOUT
The Cutter cow carcass gross cutout value was estimated at 177.67
BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE
Hide and offal from a typical slaughter steer was estimated at
13.79, DN 0.01.
NATIONAL CARLOT PORK
Sales reported on 85.75 loads of pork cuts and 1.0 loads of
Compared to Wednesday's Close: Fresh loins generally
steady; butts generally steady; processing cuts along with lean
trimmings not tested. Trading slow to moderate with light to moderate
demand and mostly moderate offerings.
*Calculations for a 200 lb Pork Carcass 53-54 percent lean
0.65" -0.80" back fat at last rib.* **78.10 DN 0.35.** Loins bone
in fresh 1/4 inch trim 21# DN-LGT 115.00-120.00.
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
DAILY CHOICE AND PRIME, YG 1-4 Head 99
Weight Head Wt Avg
ESTIMATED DAILY LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER
Cattle: 126,000 Calves: 2,000; Hogs: 409,000; 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
USDA Carlot Meat 4:00 Summary
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- Ag markets ended Tuesday in mixed fashion once again.
- Bill would keep farmer’s private information private
- Land availability top young farmer concern
- USDA expands support for small, mid-sized farmers and ranchers
- DHM Markets/Marketers: CWT sales, dairy cattle auctions