Des Moines, IA Thu Nov 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 weak to lower on light to moderate demand
and moderate offerings. Select and Choice rib and chuck cuts weak
to lower while round and loin items steady to firm. Beef trimmings
weak on light demand and light to moderate offerings.
Estimated composite cutout value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs
carcasses dn 0.29 at 192.93; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses
dn 1.17 at 173.13; based on 73.85 loads of Choice cuts, 64.24
loads of Select cuts, 9.59 loads of Trimmings, and 46.50
loads of coarse ground trimmings.
CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE
Estimated carcass price equivalent value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs
carcasses dn 0.15 at 183.51; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses dn 0.59
Current index reflects the equivalent of 117,787 head of cattle.
NATIONAL 5 DAY-ROLLING CUTTER COW CUTOUT
The Cutter cow carcass gross cutout value was estimated at 159.93
BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE
Hide and offal from a typical slaughter steer was estimated at
12.95, up 0.03.
NATIONAL CARLOT PORK
Sales reported on 54.50 loads of pork cuts and 6.0 loads of
Compared to Wednesday's Close: Fresh 1/4" trimmed loins firm;
butts generally steady; sknd hams 20-23 lbs 1.00 lower, 23-27 lbs
generally steady; sdls bellies 14-16 lbs steady; lean trimmings 2.00
lower. Trading slow, with light 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.* **81.30 dn 0.27.** Loins bone
in fresh 1/4 inch trim 21# DN-LGT 100.00-105.00; Hams bone in trimmed,
20-23 lbs trim spec 1 75.00; seedless bellies 14-16 lbs 125.00;
16-18 lbs 125.00.
CARLOT LAMB CARCASS
DAILY CHOICE AND PRIME, YG 1-4 Head 953
Weight Head Wt Avg
45-DN *Price not reported due to confidentiality*
45-55# *Price not reported due to confidentiality*
55-65# 65 273.12
65-75# 288 252.69
75-85# 328 234.66
85-UP 195 205.92
ESTIMATED DAILY LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER
Cattle: 128,000 Calves: 3,000; Hogs: 434,000; 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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