Des Moines, IA Wed Mar 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 weak to lower on light demand and light to moderate
offerings. Select and Choice rib, chuck, and round cuts weak to lower. Choice
loin cuts firm while select weak. Beef trimmings higher on light to moderate
demand and light offerings.
Estimated composite cutout value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs
carcasses DN 0.77 at 193.41; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses
DN 0.62 at 193.03; based on 113.50 loads of Choice cuts, 37.38
loads of Select cuts, 4.94 loads of Trimmings, and 38.90
loads of coarse ground trimmings.
CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE
Estimated carcass price equivalent value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs
carcasses DN 0.85 at 181.97; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses DN 0.77
Current index reflects the equivalent of 131,349 head of cattle.
NATIONAL 5 DAY-ROLLING CUTTER COW CUTOUT
The Cutter cow carcass gross cutout value was estimated at 170.55
BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE
Hide and offal from a typical slaughter steer was estimated at
14.26, UP 0.03.
NATIONAL CARLOT PORK
Sales reported on 61.25 loads of pork cuts and 2.00 loads of
Compared to Tuesday's Close: Fresh 1/4" trimmed bone-in loins
generally steady to 4.00 lower; butts steady to 2.00 higher; sknd hams 20-27
lbs. 2.00 lower; sdls bellies along with lean trimmings not tested. 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.* **76.76 DN 1.68.** Loins bone
in fresh 1/4 inch trim 21# DN-LGT 107.50-108.00; Hams bone in trimmed,
20-23 lbs trim spec 1 55.00.
CARLOT LAMB CARCASS
DAILY CHOICE AND PRIME, YG 1-4 Head 623
Weight Head Wt Avg
45-DN *Price not reported due to confidentiality*
45-55# *Price not reported due to confidentiality*
55-65# *Price not reported due to confidentiality*
65-75# 127 259.30
75-85# *Price not reported due to confidentiality*
85-UP 172 213.02
ESTIMATED DAILY LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER
Cattle: 119,000 Calves: 3,000; Hogs: 426,000; 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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