Carlot Meat 4:00 Summary
USDA - Thu Dec 07, 3:41PM CST
NW_LS851
Des Moines, IA     Thu Dec 07, 2017     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 lower on Choice and weak on Select on light 
to moderate demand and light offerings. Select and Choice chuck and loin 
cuts steady to weak while round cuts firm.  Choice rib cuts lower while 
Select steady. Beef trimmings mostly sharply lower on light demand and 
light to moderate offerings.

   Estimated composite cutout value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses
dn 1.32 at 205.08; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses dn 0.28 at 183.83;
based on 74.65 loads of Choice cuts, 26.09 loads of Select cuts, 8.03
loads of trimmings, and 8.55 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 dn 1.38 at 186.75; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses dn 0.86
at 165.95.
   Current index reflects the equivalent of 169,512 head of cattle.

NATIONAL 5 DAY-ROLLING CUTTER COW CUTOUT  LM_XB405
   The Cutter cow carcass gross cutout value was estimated at
167.50 up 0.16.

BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE  NW_LS441
   Hide and offal from a typical slaughter steer was estimated at
10.62 up 0.01.

NATIONAL CARLOT PORK  LM_PK602
   Sales reported on 257.89 loads of pork cuts and 27.87 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 83.18 up 0.43.**  Loin 
1/4 inch VAC 75.45-95.00; 17-20 lbs trim selected ham 65.00-74.45.

CARLOT LAMB CARCASS  LM_XL501
DAILY CHOICE AND PRIME, YG 1-4             Head  674
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:  464,000; 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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