Carlot Meat 4:00 Summary
NW_LS851
Des Moines, IA     Tue Mar 13, 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 steady to weak on light to moderate demand 
and offerings.  Select and Choice rib, chuck, round, and loin cuts steady 
to weak.  Beef trimmings unevenly steady on light demand and light to 
moderate offerings.

CHOICE         SELECT
   Estimated composite cutout value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses
dn 0.17 at 223.73; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses dn 0.74 at 216.75;
based on 54.97 loads of Choice cuts, 32.04 loads of Select cuts, 7.53
loads of trimmings, and 22.69 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 0.11 at 201.10; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses dn 0.39
at 193.56.
   Current index reflects the equivalent of 144,072 head of cattle.

NATIONAL 5 DAY-ROLLING CUTTER COW CUTOUT  LM_XB405
   The Cutter cow carcass gross cutout value was estimated at
173.28 up 0.13.

BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE  NW_LS441
   Hide and offal from a typical slaughter steer was estimated at
10.21 up 0.02.

NATIONAL CARLOT PORK  LM_PK602
   Sales reported on 332.02 loads of pork cuts and 35.08 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 74.63 dn -0.25.**  Loin 
1/4 inch VAC 87.00-99.50; 20-23 lbs trim selected ham 58.75-76.62; 23-27 
lbs trim selected ham 51.00-64.00; 12-14 lbs skin on bellies 139.40-
173.75.

CARLOT LAMB CARCASS  LM_XL501
DAILY CHOICE AND PRIME, YG 1-4             Head  
Weight             Head                   Wt Avg

*CARLOT LAMB REPORT NOT AVAILABLE AT TIME OF RELEASE.*


ESTIMATED DAILY LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER  SJ_ LS710
   Cattle:  112,000; Calves:  2,000; Hogs:  458,000; Sheep:   7,000

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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