Carlot Veal Carcass Report
USDA - Thu Dec 06, 10:19AM CST
NW_LS452
St. Joseph, MO     Thu Dec 06, 2018     USDA Market News

USDA CARLOT VEAL CARCASS REPORT - Northeast and North Central Basis

Compared to last week: The special fed veal carcass market was mostly
steady on comparable sales of non-packer owned calves and steady on
packer owned calves. Demand was light to moderate on light offerings.
Harvest numbers were 18.9 percent higher compared to last week's
total. Dressed weights were down 7.4 pounds in the Northeast, down 10.6
pounds in the North Central, with the total NE & NC being down 8.7 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      1046   293.00-  312.00    308.86
 **PACKER OWNED**
Hide-Off, 255-315 Lbs. Hot Basis      1333   304.00-  310.00    306.67
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*CONTRACT INFORMATION:  Hot Basis, Hide-Off*

Current future contracts offered:  Firm Bottom Northeast and North
Central, 300.00 for January.
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Special Fed Veal Slaughter for:            Year Ago     YTD       YTD
 Week ending:           12/01/18  11/24/18 12/02/17     2018      2017
Northeast                  2,226     1,903    2,159   97,853   103,405
North Central              1,598     1,312    1,840   78,852    82,361
Total NE & NC              3,824     3,215    3,999  176,705   185,766
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Special Fed Veal Dressed Weights          Year Ago
 Week ending:           12/01/18  11/24/18 12/02/17
Northeast                  275.4     282.8    285.6
North Central              279.9     290.6    292.7
Total NE & NC              277.3     286.0    288.8
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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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