Beef prices were up on Wednesday, continuing the cycle of volatility. Choice boxed beef prices gained $3.47, bringing prices to $250.38. The 27-day average price rose to $245.90. Select boxed beef prices rose to $247.57, a $2.70 price increase.

Choice primal loin prices lept $9.52. Prices hit $334.21. Choice primal rib prices reached $369.08, a price increase of $4.93. All other choice primal beef prices also saw price increases on Wednesday.

Boxed Beef Report (AM)
 
 
Boxed Beef Thu
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Change Report
  Boxed Beef - Choice 246.84 244.38 245.61 246.91 250.38 3.47 Report
  Boxed Beef - Select 245.28 244.56 242.83 244.87 247.57 2.70 Report
  Boxed Beef - C/S Spread 1.55 -0.18 2.78 2.03 2.80 0.77 Report
Primal Values: Choice Thu
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  Rib 368.77 368.14 367.76 364.15 369.08 4.93 Report
  Chuck 202.08 199.00 203.41 206.68 207.14 0.46 Report
  Round 224.25 222.85 223.26 221.92 224.46 2.54 Report
  Loin 325.58 321.54 321.79 324.69 334.21 9.52 Report
  Brisket 197.29 194.66 193.32 196.62 197.87 1.25 Report
  Short Plate 161.10 158.08 157.22 160.74 161.79 1.05 Report
  Flank 130.30 131.71 130.12 130.54 131.76 1.22 Report
Loads Thu
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Change Report
  Total 99.00 100.00 66.00 77.00 100.00 23.00 Report
  Choice 67.03 51.29 36.37 24.93 46.41 21.48 Report
  Select 16.46 8.43 8.12 10.98 23.01 12.03 Report
  Trimmings 5.22 16.45 7.93 30.20 8.62 -21.58 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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Change Report
  CME Live Cattle 158.00 158.35 161.35 162.00 -- 0.65 Report
  BBLC Spread 88.84 86.03 84.26 84.91 -- -84.91 Report
Boxed Beef/Pork Carcass Spread Wed
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Change Report
  Pork Carcass 69.31 68.16 67.52 68.62 67.94 -0.68 Report
  BBPC Spread 178.68 176.86 176.99 178.97 -- -178.97 Report
Boxed Beef/Chicken Breast Spread Wed
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Change Report
  Chicken Breast B/S 139.96 141.69 142.61 143.73 147.04 3.31 Report
  BBCB Spread 105.15 101.77 101.88 99.87 -- -99.87 Report
Other Wed
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Change Report
  Daily Drop 14.43 14.39 14.46 14.50 14.65 0.15 Report
  Cutter Cow Cutout 230.85 231.92 231.11 232.10 231.99 -0.11 Report
  Beef Carcass Price 236.97 236.84 235.74 237.59 238.00 0.41 Report
  Estimated Slaughter 107,000 103,000 83,000 107,000 108,000 1,000 Report