Carcass Price Equivalent Index Value (Beef)

NW_LS410
Des Moines, IA Fri, May 20, 2022 USDA Market News

USDA BEEF CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE

CHOICE SELECT
Index 600-900# 600-900#
Values => $229.33 $212.78
Change => unchgd -1.75
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Current Index Reflects the Equivalent of 111,731 head of cattle.
SUPPLY (Live) 72,374 Hd
Equivalent: $208.49 $194.54
DEMAND (Box) 39,357 Hd*
Equivalent: $250.17 $231.02
Live-Box Spread: ($41.68) ($36.48)
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National Daily Direct Cattle : Boxed Beef Cutouts
(5 day accumulated wghtd avg) : Ch 600-900# $262.17
Weight Price Head : Se 600-900# $243.02
Live Steer: 1423 $140.66 33,554: Current Lds: 89.6
Live Heifer: 1311 $140.61 16,848: Previous Lds: 86.4
Drsd Steer: 917 $225.90 15,599
Drsd Heifer: 827 $225.39 6,373
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Grading % Breakdown : Drop Credit : 13.35
Ch 600-900# : 86.21%: Steer Dressing % : 63.03%
Ch 600-750# : 34.85%: Heifer Dressing %: 63.01%
Ch 750-900# : 51.36%: Processing Cost : 12.00
Se 600-900# : 13.79%: Slaughter Cost : 50.50
Se 600-750# : 3.60%:
Se 750-900# : 10.19%:
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Equivalent Values for Outlying Beef Carcass Types
Basis Value = 229.33 Carcass Weights
400-500#500-600# 600-900# 900-1000# 1000#/up
Qlty/Yield (1) -27.14 -16.04 -3.04 -16.07
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Prime 1-3 15.39 $217.58 $228.68 $244.72 $241.68 $228.65
Certified 1-3 6.06 $208.25 $219.35 $235.39 $232.35 $219.32
Choice 1 3.58 $205.77 $216.87 $232.91 $229.87 $216.84
Select 1 -9.84 $192.35 $203.45 $219.49 $216.45 $203.42
Stndrd 1-3 -28.51 $173.68 $184.78 $200.82 $197.78 $184.75
Prime 4 2.81 $205.00 $216.10 $232.14 $229.10 $216.07
Choice 4 -11.23 $190.96 $202.06 $218.10 $215.06 $202.03
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*Reflects total boxed beef load count from past 5 days
multiplied by 75, the average head per boxed beef load.
(1) differentials based upon current premiums and discounts.
Note: Index reflects simple average of live and box equivalents.

Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
Bryant Smith 515-284-4460 Desm.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov
24 Hour recorded market information 515-284-4830
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