Choice boxed beef prices fell on Thursday to $257.66. This $1.57 drop brought the 27-day average price to $257.15. Select boxed beef fared even worse, changing from $246.96 on Wednesday to $244.85 on Thursday, a $2.11 fall.

Choice primal brisket had a huge decline on Thursday, dropping $5.60 to hit $172.84. Choice primal loin saw the next largest drop from $375.93 on Wednesday to $373.02 on Thursday. Choice primal rib had the lowest decline with only an 11 cent fall to hit $387.46.

Boxed Beef Report (AM)
 
 
Boxed Beef Fri
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Change Report
  Boxed Beef - Choice 258.78 256.73 258.13 259.23 257.66 -1.57 Report
  Boxed Beef - Select 249.28 247.41 248.04 246.96 244.85 -2.11 Report
  Boxed Beef - C/S Spread 9.49 9.31 10.10 12.27 12.81 0.54 Report
Primal Values: Choice Fri
Apr 24
Mon
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Change Report
  Rib 388.18 382.71 383.86 387.57 387.46 -0.11 Report
  Chuck 203.75 202.73 201.56 201.33 200.85 -0.48 Report
  Round 216.90 216.08 216.81 215.68 214.20 -1.48 Report
  Loin 368.07 367.42 371.51 375.93 373.02 -2.91 Report
  Brisket 183.39 179.03 180.20 178.44 172.84 -5.60 Report
  Short Plate 186.77 181.57 187.23 188.83 187.41 -1.42 Report
  Flank 152.15 145.57 149.49 150.43 147.75 -2.68 Report
Loads Fri
Apr 24
Mon
Apr 27
Tue
Apr 28
Wed
Apr 29
Thu
Apr 30
Change Report
  Total 68.00 102.00 64.00 142.00 115.00 -27.00 Report
  Choice 43.05 60.16 32.06 73.90 59.76 -14.14 Report
  Select 16.59 15.51 18.59 36.39 25.35 -11.04 Report
  Trimmings 0.00 3.81 4.95 7.01 11.69 4.68 Report
  Grinds 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 Report
Boxed Beef/Live Cattle Spread Fri
Apr 24
Mon
Apr 27
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Apr 28
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Apr 29
Thu
Apr 30
Change Report
  CME Live Cattle 161.18 160.48 161.00 160.80 -- -0.20 Report
  BBLC Spread 97.60 96.25 97.13 98.43 -- -98.43 Report
Boxed Beef/Pork Carcass Spread Thu
Apr 23
Fri
Apr 24
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Apr 27
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Apr 29
Change Report
  Pork Carcass 71.16 69.38 70.30 70.44 72.32 1.88 Report
  BBPC Spread 189.40 186.43 187.69 186.91 -- -186.91 Report
Boxed Beef/Chicken Breast Spread Thu
Apr 23
Fri
Apr 24
Mon
Apr 27
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Apr 29
Change Report
  Chicken Breast B/S 154.88 154.67 154.91 157.11 159.29 2.18 Report
  BBCB Spread 104.11 101.82 101.02 99.94 -- -99.94 Report
Other Thu
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Apr 29
Change Report
  Daily Drop 13.78 13.77 13.77 13.76 13.75 -0.01 Report
  Cutter Cow Cutout 233.64 234.28 233.99 234.46 233.26 -1.20 Report
  Beef Carcass Price 243.29 241.53 241.21 241.63 242.06 0.43 Report
  Estimated Slaughter 105,000 105,000 105,000 115,000 115,000 0 Report