Choice boxed beef prices dropped from $204.97 on Thursday to $202.97 on Friday. The two-dollar fall brought the 27-day average price to $222.47. Select boxed beef saw a seven-cent drop to hit $197.93, bringing the 27-day average price to $215.66.

Choice primal rib fell the most from $311.34 on Thursday to $304.56 on Friday, a $6.78 fall that brought the 27-day average price to $315.59. Choice primal short plate had the next biggest drop of $2.12. Chioce primal flank was the only cut that didn't fall, jumping $6.33.