Choice boxed beef prices dropped $3.40 on Friday to hit $209.37, bringing the 27-day average price to $214.71. Select boxed beef prices saw a slight dip from $201.25 on Thrusday to $200.49 on Friday. The 31-cent fall brought the 27-day average price to $207.28. 

Choice primal rib saw a huge drop of $12.12 to hit $346.53, bringing the 27-day average price to $336.55. Choice primal loin also fell $4.36. The only increase on Friday was choice primal brisket by 28 cents.