Case 4-04

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TrueBlood Case 04-4 - Inventory The FASB Codification provides guidance on how developing animals and animals available and held for sale are to be valued. Section 905-330-35-2 states that developing animals are to be valued at the lower of cost or market. Section 05-330-32-3 states that animals available and held for sale are to be valued: a. The lower of cost or market 
 b. At sales price less estimated costs of disposal, if all the following conditions exist: 
 1. The product has a reliable, readily determinable, and realizable market price. 
 2. The product has relatively insignificant and predictable costs of disposal. 
 3. The product is available for immediate delivery. In the case of Three Little Pigs,…show more content…
Section 330-10-35-9 states that the most common method is to apply the lower of cost or market to each individual item of inventory. However, Section 330-10-35-10 states that when there is more than one ending product, the application of the lower of cost or market rule to the total of the items included in such major categories may result in the most useful determination of income. Therefore, since the company has three different types of inventory (live hogs ready for sale, developing animals, and processed pork products) and there are different types of ending products (live animals and processed products suchs as loins, hams, and bacon) the lower of cost or market should be applied to the total of the items included in such major categories, i.e. live hogs ready for sale, developing animals, and processed pork products. Section 270-10-45 provides guidance on iterim reporting, and paragraph 6, item c, states: c. Inventory losses from market declines shall not be deferred beyond the interim period in which the decline occurs. Recoveries of such losses on the same inventory in later interim periods of the same fiscal year through market price recoveries shall be recognized as gains in the later interim period. Such gains shall not exceed previously recognized losses. Some market declines at interim dates, however, can reasonably be expected to be restored in the fiscal year. Such temporary market declines need not be recognized at

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