Des Moines, IA Tue Feb 12, 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 LM_XB403
Boxed Beef cutout values steady to firm on moderate demand and offerings. Select
and Choice rib and chuck cuts firm to higher while round and loin cuts steady to
weak. Beef trimmings steady on light demand and offerings.
Estimated composite cutout value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses up 0.73
At 183.45; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses up 0.15 at 179.30; based on 80.92
loads of Choice cuts, 53.24 loads of Select cuts, 5.66 loads of Trimmings, and
29.57 loads of coarse ground trimmings.
CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE NW_LS410
Estimated carcass price equivalent value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses
up 0.41 at 177.02; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses up 0.12 at 172.16.
Current index reflects the equivalent of 138,484 head of cattle.
NATIONAL 5 DAY-ROLLING CUTTER COW CUTOUT LM_XB405
The Cutter cow carcass gross cutout value was estimated at 166.43 up 0.73.
BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE NW_LS441
Hide and offal from a typical slaughter steer was estimated at 13.53
NATIONAL CARLOT PORK NW_LS500
Sales reported on 105.08 loads of pork cuts and 19.0 loads of trim/process
Compared to Monday's Close: Fresh 1/4" trimmed bone-in loins steady to 3.00
lower; butts steady to 3.00 lower; sknd hams 20-27 lbs steady to 2.00 lower; sdls
bellies not tested; lean trimmings steady to 2.00 lower. Trading 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.* **82.64 up 0.93.** Loins bone in fresh 1/4 inch trim 21# DN-
LGT 107.00-112.00; Hams bone in trimmed, 20-23 lbs trim spec 1 74.00 – 76.00.
CARLOT LAMB CARCASS LM_XL501
DAILY CHOICE AND PRIME, YG 1-4 Head 899
Weight Head Wt Avg
45-DN 42 357.92
45-55# 27 325.09
55-65# 48 315.33
65-75# 171 254.43
75-85# 259 237.00
85-UP 352 213.00
ESTIMATED DAILY LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER SJ_ LS710
Cattle: 121,000; Calves: 3,000; Hogs: 420,000; Sheep: 9,000
Source: USDA Market News, Des Moines, IA
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