National Daily Base Lean Hog Carcass Slaughter Cost
LM_HG213
Des Moines, IA     Thu, May 17, 2018     USDA Market News

NATIONAL DAILY BASE LEAN HOG CARCASS SLAUGHTER COST FOR Wed, May 16, 2018
This report includes: Volume, Weighted Average Carcass Weight, and Base Cost


                      Avg           Base Cost     (Packer Buying Programs)
             Head   Carcass Backfat (Inches): 1.00-1.09  0.80-0.99 0.65-0.79
   Date     Count    Weight     Percent Lean:   49-50%     51-52%    53-54%

05/16/18     84,018 213.01                      62.09      64.02     65.91
05/15/18     83,134 213.21                      61.26      63.20     65.09
05/14/18     78,301 213.61                      60.53      62.45     64.32
05/11/18     92,470 215.68                      59.74      61.66     63.54
05/10/18     84,165 213.93                      59.16      61.07     62.94
05/09/18     89,575 214.50                      58.56      60.49     62.37

WEEKLY NATIONAL DAILY BASE LEAN HOG CARCASS SLAUGHTER COST
For Week Ended:

05/11/18    427,105 214.09                      58.93      60.84     62.70
04/20/18    443,976 215.32                      51.76      53.66     55.50
05/19/17    423,810 211.72                      70.02      71.95     73.83

MONTHLY NATIONAL DAILY BASE LEAN HOG CARCASS SLAUGHTER COST
For: April 2018

          1,827,496 215.13                      52.01      53.89     55.71

The values in the base cost lean calculations are determined by individual
packer's lean value buying programs, which are based on the backfat
and 6 to 7 square inch loineye area both measured at the 10th rib.

Calculations include Producer Sold negotiated and swine or pork market
formula and Packer Sold negotiated and swine or pork market formula data
from the National Prior Day Slaughtered Swine Report (LM_HG201.txt).

Monthly total and weighted averages represent slaughtered hogs reported
for the month.

Source:     USDA Livestock, Poultry & Grain Market News Division, Des Moines, IA
            515-284-4460  email: Desm.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov
            24 Hour recorded market information 515-284-4830
            www.ams.usda.gov/market-news/livestock-poultry-grain

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