Des Moines, IA Thu Jan 03, 2013 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
offerings. Select and Choice rib and loin cuts steady to firm while
chuck and round cuts generally steady. Beef trimmings higher on light
to moderate demand and offerings.
Estimated composite cutout value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs
carcasses UP 0.97 at 194.91; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses
UP 0.66 at 183.28; based on 107.43 loads of Choice cuts, 62.29
loads of Select cuts, 19.53 loads of Trimmings, and 22.21
loads of coarse ground trimmings.
CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE
Estimated carcass price equivalent value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs
carcasses UP 0.50 at 185.99; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses UP 0.35
Current index reflects the equivalent of 136,303 head of cattle.
NATIONAL 5 DAY-ROLLING CUTTER COW CUTOUT
The Cutter cow carcass gross cutout value was estimated at 162.45
BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE
Hide and offal from a typical slaughter steer was estimated at
13.15, DN 0.02.
NATIONAL CARLOT PORK
With the introduction of Mandatory Price Reporting of Wholesale Pork Cuts,
new options will be available for this information beginning January 7, 2013.
Included in the changes are reports for negotiated sales, formula sales,
forward sales, sow and boar pork, export and a comprehensive pork cutout.
Sales reported on 121.46 loads of pork cuts and 23.0 loads of
Compared to Wednesday's Close: Fresh 1/4" trimmed bone-in loins
unevenly steady; butts steady to mostly weak; sknd hams 23-27 lbs 2.00
lower, other weights not tested; sdls bellies 16-18 lbs 5.00 higher;
lean trimmings steady to 2.00 higher. Trading 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.* **83.10 UP 1.71.** Loins bone
in fresh 1/4 inch trim 21# DN-LGT 106.00-108.00;
seedless bellies 16-18 lbs 130.00.
CARLOT LAMB CARCASS
DAILY CHOICE AND PRIME, YG 1-4 Head 193
Weight Head Wt Avg
45-DN 20 378.90
45-55# 53 368.61
55-65# 34 305.82
65-75# *Price not reported due to confidentiality*
75-85# 35 237.29
85-UP 48 209.00
ESTIMATED DAILY LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER
Cattle: 128,000 Calves: 3,000; Hogs: 433,000; 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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