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USDA-NW: Carlot Veal Carcass Report

St. Joseph, MO - Thu Dec 07, 2017 - USDA Market News


USDA CARLOT VEAL CARCASS REPORT - Northeast and North Central Basis

Compared to last week: The special fed veal carcass market was steady
to weak on comparable sales of non-packer owned calves and packer owned
calves. Demand was light to moderate on light to moderate offerings.
Harvest numbers were 22.6 percent higher compared to last week's
total. Dressed weights were up 3.8 pounds in the Northeast, up 1.5
pounds in the North Central, with the total NE & NC being up 3.8 pounds.

 Represents calves harvested Monday through Wednesday of this week.
VEAL CARCASS, SPECIAL FED, HOT BASIS-PAID TO PRODUCER - FOB BASIS
 Includes previously committed contract and open market calves.

 NON-PACKER OWNED                  Head          Range        Wtd Avg
Hide-Off, 255-315 Lbs. Hot Basis       866   315.00-  333.00    329.53
 **PACKER OWNED**
Hide-Off, 255-315 Lbs. Hot Basis      1388   322.00-  335.00    326.98
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*CONTRACT INFORMATION:  Hot Basis, Hide-Off*

Current future contracts offered:  Firm Bottom Northeast and North
Central, 300.00 to 350.00 for March.
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Special Fed Veal Slaughter for:            Year Ago     YTD       YTD
 Week ending:           12/02/17  11/25/17 12/03/16     2017      2016
Northeast                  2,159     2,109    2,174  103,405   105,710
North Central              1,840     1,154    2,237   82,361    96,233
Total NE & NC              3,999     3,263    4,411  185,766   202,056
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Special Fed Veal Dressed Weights          Year Ago
 Week ending:           12/02/17  11/25/17 12/03/16
Northeast                  285.6     281.7    283.7
North Central              292.7     291.2    270.7
Total NE & NC              288.8     285.1    276.8
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* North Central = OH, IN, IL, MI, & WI
* Northeast     = MA, MD, PA, NY, NJ, DE, CT, & VT
** Packer Owned = Ownership, harvesting and processing controlled by
                  same party.

Source: USDA Livestock, Poultry, and Grain Market News Division, St. Joseph, MO
        Eric Lyssy                816-676-7000  StJoe.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov
        24 Hour recorded market information 515-284-4830
        www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/NW_LS452.txt
        www.ams.usda.gov/market-news/livestock-poultry-grain

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