Pork Checkoff Data from Pork Checkoff Marketline
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Data from Pork Checkoff Marketline  December 18, 2014                 Thursday

PORK PRODUCT PRICES          CHANGE      AVERAGE
 Carcass, Prior Day          -1.08       $ 86.62             PRIOR DAY PURCHASED
 Loins, Prior Day            -0.31       $ 94.22             Price per cwt. Carcass
 Hams, Prior Day             -2.64       $ 64.47              Eastern Cornbelt     $ 77.75
 Bellies, Prior Day          -5.44       $ 93.94              Western Cornbelt     $ 77.67
                                                              IA/MINN              $ 77.63
SOW PRICES                                                    National Carcass     $ 77.70
 400-449#, Prior Day         -0.92       $ 58.32
 450-499#, Prior Day         -2.10       $ 62.03             Price per cwt. Live
 500-549#, Prior Day         -1.67       $ 65.21              Eastern Cornbelt     $ 61.42
                                                              Western Cornbelt     $   N/A
LIVE HOG PRICES                          PRACTICAL TOP        IA/MINN              $   N/A
 Peoria                          S       $ 54.00              National Carcass     $ 61.10
 Zumbrota                        S       $ 55.00
 Red Oak                       N/A       $   N/A
 Missouri                    -0.75       $ 57.75

CARCASS PRICES wt'd avg base price       AVERAGE
 Eastern Cornbelt              N/A       $   N/A
 Western Cornbelt            -2.87       $ 75.24
 IA/MINN                       N/A       $   N/A
 National                    -1.22       $ 76.55

BOXED BEEF CUTOUT
 Choice 600-900#             -0.77       $242.52

FUTURES MARKETS
                 Month     CME Change     CME Price
       Hogs:    FEB 15        +140.00       $ 81.84
                APR 15        +132.00       $ 83.22              Cattle:  UP
                MAY 15        +150.00       $ 87.45

SLAUGHTER (000's)
                 Today    Last Week    % Chg Week Ago    Last Year    % Chg Year Ago
 Daily            430        428           +0.5             436            -1.4
 Week to Date    1722       1716           +0.3            1746            -1.4

IA/So Minn Avg          Last Week     Week Earlier     Year Ago
                            N/A            N/A            N/A

TOMORROW'S TREND - $1.00 lower

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