Prices and Production

 

 

  Source: Various USDA Agricultural Marketing Service reports. Some data are preliminary  
               
    Unit Current Week Ago Year Ago
        Number % Change Number % Change
  Production            
  FI Slaughter Thou Head 654 667 -1.9% 628 4.2%
C Avg. Live Weight Lbs 1373 1372 0.1% 1382 -0.7%
A Avg. Dressed Weight Lbs 830 830 0.0% 836 -0.7%
T Beef Production Million Lbs 542.1 552.5 -1.9% 523.5 3.6%
T Prices - $/cwt            
L Live Fed Steer Weighted Avg 117.00 118.11 -0.9% 119.71 -2.3%
E Dressed Steer Weighted Avg 186.51 185.99 0.3% 188.92 -1.3%
  Georgia Feeder Steer 600-700 Lbs 129.82 131.26 -1.1% 137.32 -5.5%
& Beef Cutout 600-900 Choice 213.11 213.43 -0.1% 203.00 5.0%
  Rib Choice 389.10 413.24 -5.8% 378.59 2.8%
B Round Choice 166.15 159.99 3.9% 164.32 1.1%
E Chuck Choice 170.73 166.41 2.6% 160.39 6.4%
E Trimmings, 50% Fresh 59.57 68.84 -13.5% 50.80 17.3%
F Trimmings, 90% Fresh 195.21 194.89 0.2% 210.82 -7.4%
  Hide/Offal Live Steer 8.93 9.04 -1.2% 10.64 -16.1%
          Week Ending 12/15/18
               
  Production            
H FI Slaughter Thou Head 2612 2558 2.1% 2576 1.4%
O Avg. Live Weight Lbs 286 285 0.4% 286 0.0%
G Avg. Dressed Weight Lbs 213 212 0.5% 214 -0.5%
S Pork Production Million Lbs 556.4 543.7 2.3% 550.2 1.1%
  Prices - $/cwt            
A Iowa-S. Minn. Base Weighted Avg 46.34 47.75 -3.0% 56.84 -18.5%
N Natl. Base Carcass Weighted Avg 55.92 56.70 -1.4% 63.28 -11.6%
D Natl. Net Carcass Weighted Avg 57.92 58.56 -1.1% 65.21 -11.2%
  Natl. Pork Cutout  205 Lbs. 72.68 71.80 1.2% 78.84 -7.8%
P Ham 53-54% Lean 54.00 55.11 -2.0% 60.72 -11.1%
O Loin 53-54% Lean 65.35 64.24 1.7% 72.55 -9.9%
R Belly 53-54% Lean 126.07 122.51 2.9% 117.22 7.5%
K Trimmings, 72% Fresh Combo 50.54 50.31 0.5% 66.15 -23.6%
  By-product Value Live Hog 3.47 3.56 -2.5% 3.91 -11.3%
          Week Ending 12/15/18
               
               
  Production            
  FI Slaughter Thou Head 43 41 4.9% 43 0.0%
  Avg. Live Weight Lbs 137 134 2.2% 139 -1.4%
L Avg. Dressed Weight Lbs 69 67 3.0% 69 0.0%
A Lamb Production Million Lbs 2.9 2.7 7.4% 3.0 -3.3%
M Prices - $/cwt            
B National Weekly Formula Carcass Avg. 268.82 270.46 -0.6% 268.24 0.2%
  San Angelo Feeder 60-90 Lbs 160.50 157.00 2.2% NQ NA
  Lamb Cutout *   335.40 341.62 -1.8% 333.92 0.4%
  Double Leg 18-26 Lbs 385.55 373.42 3.2% 382.80 0.7%
  Trimmed 4" Loin 5-9 Lbs 537.74 554.77 -3.1% 576.91 -6.8%
  Hotel Rack 5-7 Lbs 898.40 897.50 0.1% 898.04 0.0%
          Week Ending 12/15/18
  * As of 2002, Based on Average Carcass Weight 2 Weeks Prior      
               
  Production*            
C Young Chicken Slau. Million Head 164.0 165.5 -0.9% 163.4 0.4%
H Avg. Weight Lbs 6.13 6.30 -2.7% 6.27 -2.2%
I RTC Production Million Lbs 764.3 792.5 -3.6% 778.5 -1.8%
C Prices - $/cwt            
K National Composite Whole Broiler 86.11 86.57 -0.5% 86.68 -0.7%
E Northeast Breast Skinlss/Bonelss 86.48 84.52 2.3% 103.83 -16.7%
N Northeast Leg Quarters   28.81 28.95 -0.5% 35.46 -18.8%
  Northeast Wings Whole 140.11 145.77 -3.9% 164.19 -14.7%
          Week Ending 12/15/18
  * Chicken Slaughter & Production from One Week Prior        
               
T Production *            
U Turkey Slaughter Million Head 4.3 4.1 6.8% 4.3 -0.2%
R Avg. Weight Lbs 32.7 32.1 1.7% 31.33 4.3%
K RTC Production Million Lbs 114.1 104.9 8.7% 109.6 4.0%
E Prices - $/cwt            
Y National Hen 8-16 Lbs. 81.00 82.56 -1.9% 82.48 -1.8%
          Week Ending 12/15/18
  * Turkey Slaughter & Production from One Week Prior        
               
  Prices            
G Corn, Omaha $ per Bushel 3.61 3.60 0.3% 3.22 12.1%
R Wheat, Portland (delivered) $ per Bushel 6.23 6.26 -0.5% 5.21 19.6%
A Wheat, Kansas City (deliv.) $ per Bushel 5.28 5.05 4.6% 4.01 31.7%
I Soybeans, Cntrl IL $ per Bushel 8.73 8.81 -1.0% 9.54 -8.6%
N Soybn Meal 48%, Cntrl IL $ per Ton 310.50 314.20 -1.2% 317.10 -2.1%
  Distillers Grain, Chicago $ per Ton 145.00 150.00 -3.3% 127.50 13.7%
          Week Ending 12/15/18
               
D Prices - $/lb *            
A Cheddar, 40 lb Block U.S. Average 1.4204 1.4454 -1.7% 1.6536 -14.1%
I Butter U.S. Average 2.2530 2.2903 -1.6% 2.2299 1.0%
R Nonfat Dry Milk U.S. Average 0.8945 0.8835 1.2% 0.7317 22.2%
Y Dry Whey U.S. Average 0.4641 0.4595 1.0% 0.2913 59.3%
          Week Ending 12/15/18
  * All Dairy Prices from One Week Prior          
               
  NQ=No Quote            
  NA=Not Applicable