Carlot Meat 4:00 Summary
USDA - Thu Mar 08, 3:33PM CST
NW_LS851
Des Moines, IA     Thu Mar 08, 2018     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 light to moderate demand 
and light offerings.  Select and Choice chuck, round, and loin cuts 
steady to firm.  Choice rib cuts steady while Select higher. Beef 
trimmings not fully established.

CHOICE         SELECT
   Estimated composite cutout value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses
up 0.31 at 223.88; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses up 1.58 at 216.78;
based on 72.92 loads of Choice cuts, 15.41 loads of Select cuts, 0.00
loads of trimmings, and 7.71 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 0.36 at 201.17; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses up 0.99
at 194.16.
   Current index reflects the equivalent of 75,635 head of cattle.

NATIONAL 5 DAY-ROLLING CUTTER COW CUTOUT  LM_XB405
   The Cutter cow carcass gross cutout value was estimated at
171.94 up 0.62.

BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE  NW_LS441
   Hide and offal from a typical slaughter steer was estimated at
10.21 down 0.09.

NATIONAL CARLOT PORK  LM_PK602
   Sales reported on 220.96 loads of pork cuts and 18.95 loads of
trim/process pork.
   *Calculations for a 205 lb Pork Carcass 53-54 percent lean 0.65" -
0.80" back fat at last rib.* Pork Carcass Cutout 72.99 dn -1.72.**  Loin 
1/4 inch VAC 87.27-100.53; 20-23 lbs trim selected ham 62.75-72.46; 23-27 
lbs trim selected ham 56.00-69.00.

CARLOT LAMB CARCASS  LM_XL501
DAILY CHOICE AND PRIME, YG 1-4             Head  988
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#          *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:  119,000; Calves:  2,000; Hogs:  463,000; Sheep:   8,000

Source:  USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
           515-284-4460  Desm.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov
         24 Hour recorded market information 515-284-4830
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/NW_LS851.txt
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