The Sterling Beef Profit Tracker is calculated using actual weekly prices for Choice fed steers, feeder steers, feed costs, boxed beef-cutout prices, hide and offal values, and other factors that influence profit margins.

This week's Sterling Beef Profit Tracker (week ending 6/20/09):

  • Average feedyard margins: -$38.38 per head.
  • Average packer margins: -$43.97 per head.
  • Sterling Profit Quotient: -127.1