Des Moines, IA Wed Feb 19, 2014 USDA Market News
USDA Carlot Meat 4:00 Summary, Compared to Previous Day
Prices in dollars per hundredweight
NATIONAL BOXED BEEF CUTOUT LM_XB403
Boxed beef cutout values firm to higher on moderate demand and light to moderate
offerings. Select and Choice rib cuts steady to weak while chuck and round cuts
steady to firm. Choice loin cuts higher while Select steady. Beef trimmings higher
on moderate demand and light offerings.
Estimated composite cutout value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses
up 1.86 at 213.85; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses up 0.77 at 211.49;
based on 84.59 loads of Choice cuts, 39.17 loads of Select cuts, 12.68
loads of trimmings, and 30.62 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 0.92 at 204.80; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses up 0.37
Current index reflects the equivalent of 101,502 head of cattle.
NATIONAL 5 DAY-ROLLING CUTTER COW CUTOUT LM_XB405
The Cutter cow carcass gross cutout value was estimated at
187.42 up 2.60.
BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE NW_LS441
Hide and offal from a typical slaughter steer was estimated at
14.94 up 0.02.
NATIONAL CARLOT PORK LM_PK602
Sales reported on 359.84 loads of pork cuts and 31.99 loads of
*Calculations for a 205 lb Pork Carcass 53-54 percent lean 0.65" -0.80"
back fat at last rib.* Pork Carcass Cutout 94.96 dn -0.95.** Loin 1/4 inch
VAC 119.00-145.83; 17-20 lbs trim selected ham 84.72-92.53; 20-23
lbs trim selected ham 82.37-99.13; 23-27 lbs trim selected ham 76.22-93.25;
12-14 lbs skin on bellies 140.50-149.00; 14-16 lbs skin on bellies
CARLOT LAMB CARCASS LM_XL501
DAILY CHOICE AND PRIME, YG 1-4 Head 867
Weight Head Wt Avg
45-DN 34 392.59
45-55# 51 376.43
55-65# 246 344.46
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 SJ_ LS710
Cattle: 116,000; Calves: 3,000; Hogs: 430,000; Sheep: 7,000
Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
lmc 515-284-4460 Desm.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov
24 Hour recorded market information 515-284-4830
USDA Carlot Meat 4:00 Summary
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- Conventional agriculture winning some, losing some in culture war
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