Carlot Veal Carcass Report
NW_LS452
St. Joseph, MO     Mon Apr 15, 2019     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 on
packer owned calves. Demand was light to moderate on light offerings.
Harvest numbers were 3.3 percent higher compared to last week's
total. Dressed weights were up 4.8 pounds in the Northeast, down 1.3
pounds in the North Central, with the total NE & NC being up 2.3 pounds.

 Represents calves harvested Thursday through Saturday of last 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       832   308.00-  312.00    310.24
 **PACKER OWNED**
Hide-Off, 255-315 Lbs. Hot Basis       644   298.00-  310.00    301.26
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*CONTRACT INFORMATION:  Hot Basis, Hide-Off*

Current future contracts offered:  Firm Bottom Northeast and North
Central, 300.00 for August.
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Special Fed Veal Slaughter for:            Year Ago     YTD       YTD
 Week ending:           04/13/19  04/06/19 04/14/18     2019      2018
Northeast                  2,267     2,254    1,861   32,191    31,260
North Central              1,518     1,410    1,772   21,879    25,652
Total NE & NC              3,785     3,664    3,633   54,070    56,912
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Special Fed Veal Dressed Weights          Year Ago
 Week ending:           04/13/19  04/06/19 04/14/18
Northeast                  282.3     277.5    283.4
North Central              274.1     275.4    286.3
Total NE & NC              279.0     276.7    284.8
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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
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