Choice boxed beef prices were up on Monday following the Easter holiday. Prices gained 15 cents, bringing them to $256.12. The 27-day average price rose to $249.36. Select boxed beef prices rose 69 cents. Prices reached $250.16, bringing the 27-day average price to $246.70.
 
Choice primal rib prices gained $2.25, bumping prices up to $387.34. Monday's prices represent a 27-day high for choice primal rib. Choice primal round prices also saw gains on Monday, as price rose $1.88 to $223.18.
 
Choice primal brisket prices fell $1.56 to $196.39. Also seeing price decreases, choice primal loin prices fell more than a dollar to $351.41.
Boxed Beef Report (AM)
 
 
Boxed Beef Mon
Mar 30
Tue
Mar 31
Wed
Apr 01
Thu
Apr 02
Mon
Apr 06
Change Report
  Boxed Beef - Choice 254.50 255.80 256.40 255.97 256.12 0.15 Report
  Boxed Beef - Select 250.78 250.61 250.82 249.47 250.16 0.69 Report
  Boxed Beef - C/S Spread 3.72 5.19 5.57 6.50 5.97 -0.53 Report
Primal Values: Choice Mon
Mar 30
Tue
Mar 31
Wed
Apr 01
Thu
Apr 02
Mon
Apr 06
Change Report
  Rib 384.84 382.73 383.76 385.09 387.34 2.25 Report
  Chuck 208.14 208.95 208.84 206.10 205.60 -0.50 Report
  Round 222.25 222.84 222.03 221.30 223.18 1.88 Report
  Loin 342.69 348.27 350.50 352.69 351.41 -1.28 Report
  Brisket 195.36 195.80 196.82 197.95 196.39 -1.56 Report
  Short Plate 169.46 169.76 171.26 170.10 170.15 0.05 Report
  Flank 140.96 139.25 141.04 139.81 138.79 -1.02 Report
Loads Mon
Mar 30
Tue
Mar 31
Wed
Apr 01
Thu
Apr 02
Mon
Apr 06
Change Report
  Total 68.00 121.00 54.00 61.00 72.00 11.00 Report
  Choice 36.22 62.88 33.08 34.98 45.50 10.52 Report
  Select 11.86 25.05 12.50 4.80 10.18 5.38 Report
  Trimmings 3.95 14.31 1.04 3.33 7.18 3.85 Report
  Grinds 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 Report
Boxed Beef/Live Cattle Spread Mon
Mar 30
Tue
Mar 31
Wed
Apr 01
Thu
Apr 02
Mon
Apr 06
Change Report
  CME Live Cattle 161.33 161.80 163.03 -- -- 1.23 Report
  BBLC Spread 93.17 94.00 93.37 -- -- 0.00 Report
Boxed Beef/Pork Carcass Spread Fri
Mar 27
Mon
Mar 30
Tue
Mar 31
Wed
Apr 01
Thu
Apr 02
Change Report
  Pork Carcass 65.65 65.01 64.23 64.37 66.14 1.77 Report
  BBPC Spread 189.49 191.57 192.03 189.83 -- -189.83 Report
Boxed Beef/Chicken Breast Spread Fri
Mar 27
Mon
Mar 30
Tue
Mar 31
Wed
Apr 01
Thu
Apr 02
Change Report
  Chicken Breast B/S 150.71 153.94 153.39 152.45 151.31 -1.14 Report
  BBCB Spread 100.56 102.41 103.95 104.66 -- -104.66 Report
Other Fri
Mar 27
Mon
Mar 30
Tue
Mar 31
Wed
Apr 01
Thu
Apr 02
Change Report
  Daily Drop 14.65 14.64 14.38 14.22 14.00 -0.22 Report
  Cutter Cow Cutout 232.29 231.67 229.88 231.19 231.36 0.17 Report
  Beef Carcass Price 241.76 242.99 243.86 244.26 244.33 0.07 Report
  Estimated Slaughter 109,000 109,000 96,000 103,000 97,000 -6,000 Report