Carlot Veal Carcass Report
NW_LS452
St. Joseph, MO     Thu Oct 12, 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
firm 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 9.8 percent lower compared to last week's
total. Dressed weights were down 0.7 pounds in the Northeast, up 3
pounds in the North Central, with the total NE & NC being up 0.8 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      1012   321.00-  335.00    330.88
 **PACKER OWNED**
Hide-Off, 255-315 Lbs. Hot Basis      1338   330.00-  335.00    333.98
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*CONTRACT INFORMATION:  Hot Basis, Hide-Off*

Current future contracts offered:  Firm Bottom Northeast and North
Central, 310.00 to 350.00 for February.
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Special Fed Veal Slaughter for:            Year Ago     YTD       YTD
 Week ending:           10/07/17  09/30/17 10/08/16     2017      2016
Northeast                  2,217     2,366    2,167   84,987    87,924
North Central              1,563     1,824    2,158   69,420    79,932
Total NE & NC              3,780     4,190    4,325  154,407   167,969
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Special Fed Veal Dressed Weights          Year Ago
 Week ending:           10/07/17  09/30/17 10/08/16
Northeast                  282.9     283.7    284.3
North Central              285.5     282.6    272.0
Total NE & NC              284.0     283.2    278.2
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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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