National Daily Lamb Carcass
USDA - Thu Mar 08, 3:18PM CST
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St. Joseph, MO                Thu, March 08, 2018          USDA Market News

USDA ESTIMATED NATIONAL LAMB CARCASS CUTOUT
Based on 5-Day Rolling weighted average FOB plant prices collected under
Mandatory Price Reporting and industry yields.  Values reflect U.S.
dollars per 100 pounds.

      CUTS                         FOB PRICE    CHANGE   %CARCASS     LBS
      FORESADDLE
204   RACK, 8-RIB MEDIUM              845.29       4.91    11.42%     8.57
209   BREAST **                       203.90       5.92     7.74%     5.81
207   SHOULDERS, SQ-CUT               276.52       4.22    24.17%    18.13
210   FORESHANK                       430.10      -1.27     3.48%     2.61
      NECK **                         174.56       2.83     2.31%     1.73
      HINDSADDLE
232   LOINS, TRIMMED 4X4              517.27      15.40    10.91%     8.18
232E  FLANK UNTRIMMED **              107.32       8.28     2.81%     2.11
233A  LEG, TROTTER OFF                378.80      11.98    31.29%    23.47
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      GROSS CARCASS VALUE:            376.12       7.72    94.13%    70.60

FORESADDLE VALUE                      403.40       4.19    49.12%    36.84
HINDSADDLE VALUE                      395.41      12.58    45.01%    33.76


Carcass value less process/packaging per cwt cost of   $44.85
      NET CARCASS VALUE               331.27       7.72

* Shrink and trim of  4.40  lb's not reflected in cutout value
* Based on Actual Federally Inspected Slaughter Carcass Weight
  of 75.00 lbs. for W/E      02/24/2018 , 1.00 lbs heavier than last week.
**Includes Fresh and Frozen Product


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Source: USDA Livestock, Poultry & Grain Market News Division, St. Joseph, MO
        816-676-7000    email:  stjoe.lpgmn@ams.usda.gov
        www.ams.usda.gov/market-news/livestock-poultry-grain

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