Des Moines, IA Tue May 15, 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 firm to higher on moderate demand and
light to moderate offerings. Select and Choice chuck, round and loin
items firm to higher while rib cuts weak. Beef trimmings lower on
light demand and light to moderate offerings.
Estimated composite cutout value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs
carcasses UP 0.58 at 191.61; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses
UP 1.38 at 187.08; based on 89.25 loads of Choice cuts, 80.44
loads of Select cuts, 7.16 loads of Trimmings, and 32.22
loads of coarse ground trimmings.
CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE
Estimated carcass price equivalent value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs
carcasses UP 0.29 at 177.73; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses UP 0.69
Current index reflects the equivalent of 173,668 head of cattle.
NATIONAL 5 DAY-ROLLING CUTTER COW CUTOUT
The Cutter cow carcass gross cutout value was estimated at 178.51
BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE
Hide and offal from a typical slaughter steer was estimated at
NATIONAL CARLOT PORK
Sales reported on 92.0 loads of pork cuts and 2.0 loads of
Compared to Monday's Close: Fresh loins mostly weak; butts
unevenly steady; sknd hams 20-27 lbs 1.00 lower; sdls bellies steady; lean
trimmings not established. 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.* **82.24 UP 0.25.** Loins bone
in fresh 1/4 inch trim 21# DN-LGT 123.00-137.00; Hams bone in trimmed,
20-23 lbs trim spec 1 70.00; seedless bellies 14-16 lbs 87.00;
16-18 lbs 87.00.
CARLOT LAMB CARCASS
DAILY CHOICE AND PRIME, YG 1-4 Head 784
Weight Head Wt Avg
45-DN 12 519.63
45-55# 8 418.75
55-65# 46 369.11
65-75# 186 333.97
75-85# 229 320.88
85-UP 303 291.89
ESTIMATED DAILY LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER
Cattle: 126,000 Calves: 3,000; Hogs: 415,000; Sheep: 9,000
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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