Choice boxed beef increased $1.01 to hit $221.31, bringing the 27-day average price to $211.80. Select boxed beef saw a slight decrease of only four cents to $211.86. The 27-day average price now rests at $206.44.

Choice primal rib saw another huge jump on Thursday from $350.25 to $359.58. The increase brought the 27-day average price to $313.21. Choice primal short plate, round and chuck all saw decreases of 36 cents, 35 cents and 18 cents, respectively.