By-Products Drop Value Cow Variety Meats

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Des Moines, IA     Fri, Dec 19, 2014     USDA Market News



WEEKLY USDA BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE (COW)

The hide and offal value from a typical slaughter cow(1) for the

week ended 12/19/2014 was estimated at 14.78 per cwt live, down

-0.22 from last week.

CALCULATIONS FOR BY-PRODUCT VALUE (COW)

                                     Lbs   Price   Change  Value

                                                   Prv/Wk

Cow hide, branded per piece(2)        4.75  54.00   -2.00   4.91

Tallow, renderer blchable             3.68  33.25    -      1.22

Tongues, Swiss cut, IW                0.32 406.50   16.25   1.30

Cheek meat, trmd                      0.43 210.75   -0.75   0.91

Head meat                             0.14 221.25   -1.75   0.31

Oxtail, reg, small box                0.20 348.25  -26.25   0.70

Hearts, reg, bone out                 0.46 100.00    1.50   0.46

Lips, unscalded                       0.13 181.50    1.50   0.24

Livers, reg, gall off (3)             0.90  35.50   -0.50   0.32

Tripe, scalded edible, blchd          1.06 108.25   -9.75   1.15

Tripe, honeycomb bleached             0.14 317.00   -3.50   0.44

Lungs, inedible                       0.86   6.00    -      0.05

Melts                                 0.15   6.50    -      0.01

Meat bone ml, 50% blk/ton            10.71 420.50   10.50   2.25

Blood meal, 85% blk/ton               0.731397.00   -1.50   0.51

                Totals:              24.66                 14.78

        Dressed equivalent basis (47% dress):              31.45

(1) Typical slaughter cow weighs 1,100 pounds.

(2) Hide weight adjusted regularly for seasonal variation.

(3) Reflects a 30% condemnation rate.

REPORT BASIS - FOB Omaha or equivalent for the Midwest;

               FOB Plant for Texas and Oklahoma



WEEKLY CENTRAL U.S. COW VARIETY MEAT PRICE REPORT - FOB PLANT

For Week Ended 12/19/2014                         Dollars/hundredweight

Frozen  CARLOT/L.C.L. Basis       Lds        Price Range         Wtavg

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CHEEK MEAT,                Trimmed     7.2  205.00   -    217.00  210.75

FEET,     unbleached, skin-on, exp

FEET,       bleached, skin-on, exp

HEARTS,          Regular, bone-out     3.1   99.00   -    102.00  100.00

HEARTS,     Regular, bone-out, exp

HEARTS,        Canadian-style, exp

HEAD MEAT,                             3.4  216.00   -    230.00  221.29

KIDNEYS                    Export      4.2   37.00   -     39.00   38.05

LIPS,                    unscalded     1.8  175.00   -    197.00  181.44

LIVERS,          Regular,bulk-pack

LIVERS,   Regular,bulk-pack export

LIVERS,             Regular, 2/box

LIVERS,     Regular, 2/box, export     5.0   35.00   -     36.00   35.40

  " one load traded at 50.00 to Egypt

MELTS,

OXTAILS,        Regular, small box     2.5  326.00   -    365.00  348.20

SALIVARY GLANDS                        0.3                 36.00   36.00

SWEETBREADS,                export

TONGUES,     #1 white Swiss cut,IW     0.3  401.00   -    431.00  411.00

TONGUES, exp.#1 white Swiss cut,IW

TONGUES,     #1 black Swiss cut,IW

TONGUES, exp.#1 black Swiss cut,IW

TONGUES,     #1 mixed,Swiss cut,IW

TONGUES, exp.#1 mixed,Swiss cut,IW

TONGUES,     #2 mixed Swiss cut,IW     0.2                400.00  400.00

TONGUES, exp.#2 mixed,Swiss cut,IW

TONGUE Trimmings

TRIPAS

TRIPE,   bleached, scalded, edible     3.5  103.00   -    112.00  108.29

TRIPE,     blchd, scld/w honeycomb

TRIPE, bleached,scalded,edible exp

TRIPE, unbleached, scalded, edible     4.8  124.00   -    160.00  134.50

TRIPE,          honeycomb bleached     0.1                317.00  317.00

TRIPE,        honeycomb unbleached

TRIPE,           omasum unbleached     0.5                570.00  570.00

WEASAND MEAT

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Source:  USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA

         Mike Schrader/Nina Biensen  515-284-4460  Desm.LGMN@ams.usda.gov

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