Carlot Veal Carcass Report
NW_LS452
St. Joseph, MO     Thu Oct 11, 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 to firm on comparable sales of non-packer owned calves and on
packer owned calves. Demand was light to moderate on light offerings.
Harvest numbers were 8.4 percent higher compared to last week's
total. Dressed weights were down 2.6 pounds in the Northeast, down 2.6
pounds in the North Central, with the total NE & NC being down 2.6 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      1182   294.00-  315.00    307.43
 **PACKER OWNED**
Hide-Off, 255-315 Lbs. Hot Basis      1339   302.00-  315.00    305.74
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*CONTRACT INFORMATION:  Hot Basis, Hide-Off*

Current future contracts offered:  Firm Bottom Northeast and North
Central, 300.00 for December.
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Special Fed Veal Slaughter for:            Year Ago     YTD       YTD
 Week ending:           10/06/18  09/29/18 10/07/17     2018      2017
Northeast                  2,299     2,166    2,217   81,315    84,987
North Central              1,891     1,700    1,563   65,372    69,420
Total NE & NC              4,190     3,866    3,780  146,687   154,407
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Special Fed Veal Dressed Weights          Year Ago
 Week ending:           10/06/18  09/29/18 10/07/17
Northeast                  282.5     285.1    282.9
North Central              284.7     287.4    285.5
Total NE & NC              283.5     286.1    284.0
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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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