Choice boxed beef increased 55 cents on Thursday to hit $244.82, bringing the 27-day average price to $239.05. Select boxed beef did not fare so well, dropping from $234.50 on Wednesday to $233.53 on Thursday. The 97-cent drop brought the 27-day average price to $231.98.
Choice primal rib saw the largest increase Thursday of $2.78 to hit $353.26, while choice primal loin was close behind with a $1.32 increase. Choice primal flank had quite a drop of $2.07 on Thursday.