Choice boxed beef prices took a hit on Wednesday, dropping to $246.77 from $247.69 on Tuesday. This 92 cent drop brought the 27-day average price to  $244.41. Select boxed beef prices saw a similar drop of 55 cents, bringing the price to $245.75 on Wednesday. 

Choice primal rib prices reversed the huge leap on Tuesday, seeing a $1.60 drop to $365.66 on Wednesday. Choice primal brisket prices also saw a decrease, hitting $196.10 on Wednesday, bringing the 27-day average price to $200.94. Choice primal chuck saw the largest decrease on Wednesday, hitting $205.32 for a $2.11 loss. 

Choice primal loin and choice primal short plate prices both rose by 11 cents and 6 cents, respectively. 

Boxed Beef Report (AM)
 
 
Boxed Beef Thu
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Change Report
  Boxed Beef - Choice 246.27 244.07 244.54 247.69 246.77 -0.92 Report
  Boxed Beef - Select 246.35 244.59 245.08 246.30 245.75 -0.55 Report
  Boxed Beef - C/S Spread -0.08 -0.52 -0.54 1.39 1.02 -0.37 Report
Primal Values: Choice Thu
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Change Report
  Rib 355.10 356.05 359.85 367.26 365.66 -1.60 Report
  Chuck 211.18 205.19 204.56 207.43 205.32 -2.11 Report
  Round 225.55 224.09 225.10 225.14 224.91 -0.23 Report
  Loin 315.62 314.59 315.43 321.65 321.76 0.11 Report
  Brisket 197.57 199.24 197.39 197.71 196.10 -1.61 Report
  Short Plate 161.61 161.05 160.61 161.39 161.45 0.06 Report
  Flank 132.76 131.81 129.96 131.42 131.10 -0.32 Report
Loads Thu
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Fri
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Mon
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Tue
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Wed
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Change Report
  Total 89.00 64.00 61.00 74.00 96.00 22.00 Report
  Choice 54.49 38.64 33.01 37.69 46.34 8.65 Report
  Select 13.58 10.06 9.31 14.08 22.71 8.63 Report
  Trimmings 4.21 4.37 0.04 7.20 0.14 -7.06 Report
  Grinds 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 Report
Boxed Beef/Live Cattle Spread Thu
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Wed
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Change Report
  CME Live Cattle 155.80 154.28 153.20 153.58 -- 0.38 Report
  BBLC Spread 90.47 89.79 91.34 94.11 -- -94.11 Report
Boxed Beef/Pork Carcass Spread Wed
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Thu
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Fri
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Mon
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Tue
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Change Report
  Pork Carcass 69.05 67.90 67.74 69.19 67.68 -1.51 Report
  BBPC Spread 178.37 176.33 175.35 180.01 -- -180.01 Report
Boxed Beef/Chicken Breast Spread Wed
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Thu
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Fri
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Mon
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Tue
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Change Report
  Chicken Breast B/S 135.72 137.16 132.99 132.36 138.41 6.05 Report
  BBCB Spread 109.11 111.08 112.18 109.28 -- -109.28 Report
Other Wed
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Change Report
  Daily Drop 14.45 14.42 14.43 14.43 14.39 -0.04 Report
  Cutter Cow Cutout 230.94 231.54 230.69 231.08 231.13 0.05 Report
  Beef Carcass Price 236.95 236.29 235.41 236.19 237.11 0.92 Report
  Estimated Slaughter 103,000 103,000 96,000 110,000 110,000 0 Report