Des Moines, IA Wed Feb 20, 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 steady to weak on moderate demand and offerings.
Select and Choice rib and chuck cuts steady to weak while round and loin cuts
steady. Beef trimmings steady on light to moderate demand and offerings.
Estimated composite cutout value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs
carcasses dn 0.16 at 182.31; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses
dn 0.35 at 180.53; based on 116.80 loads of Choice cuts, 46.67
loads of Select cuts, 15.59 loads of Trimmings, and 41.56
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 174.06; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses dn 0.25
Current index reflects the equivalent of 133,709 head of cattle.
NATIONAL 5 DAY-ROLLING CUTTER COW CUTOUT
The Cutter cow carcass gross cutout value was estimated at 167.28
BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE
Hide and offal from a typical slaughter steer was estimated at
13.81, up 0.06.
NATIONAL CARLOT PORK
Sales reported on 23.75 loads of pork cuts and 4.0 loads of
Compared to Tuesday's Close: Fresh 1/4" trimmed bone-in loins
not tested butts steady to 1.00 higher; processing cuts not established;
lean trimmings 2.00 higher. Trading very slow, with light demand and mostly
*Calculations for a 200 lb Pork Carcass 53-54 percent lean
0.65" -0.80" back fat at last rib.* **82.35 up 0.87.**
CARLOT LAMB CARCASS
DAILY CHOICE AND PRIME, YG 1-4 Head 792
Weight Head Wt Avg
45-DN 27 407.89
45-55# 34 334.12
55-65# 172 291.24
65-75#*Price not reported due to confidentiality*
75-85#*Price not reported due to confidentiality*
85-UP *Price not reported due to confidentiality*
ESTIMATED DAILY LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER
Cattle: 122,000 Calves: 3,000; Hogs: 421,000; Sheep: 7,000
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
- Green milk returns in time for St. Patrick’s Day
- 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