Choice boxed beef prices dropped 5 cents on Thursday with prices ending at $239.61. The 27-day average price fell to $250.61. Select boxed beef prices fell a little more, dropping 37 cents to $235.75.

Choice primal rib prices took a hit on Thursday, falling $3.36 to $326.25. Thursday's drop ends the price increase streak choice primal rib prices have been on all week. Choice primal short plate prices took an even larger hit, falling $6.29 to $161.26.

Choice primal loin prices fared better with prices increasing $2.81 to $310.68. Choice primal flank prices also increased $1.49 to $130.14.

Boxed Beef Report (AM)
 

 

 
Boxed Beef Fri
Feb 06
Mon
Feb 09
Tue
Feb 10
Wed
Feb 11
Thu
Feb 12
Change Report
  Boxed Beef - Choice 239.98 238.22 238.45 239.66 239.61 -0.05 Report
  Boxed Beef - Select 234.84 234.12 233.32 236.12 235.75 -0.37 Report
  Boxed Beef - C/S Spread 5.14 4.10 5.13 3.53 3.86 0.33 Report
Primal Values: Choice Fri
Feb 06
Mon
Feb 09
Tue
Feb 10
Wed
Feb 11
Thu
Feb 12
Change Report
  Rib 323.95 326.79 327.83 329.61 326.25 -3.36 Report
  Chuck 206.82 204.10 203.51 204.71 204.75 0.04 Report
  Round 223.05 221.77 223.20 222.31 223.05 0.74 Report
  Loin 307.08 304.26 303.84 307.87 310.68 2.81 Report
  Brisket 207.86 203.00 203.75 203.68 202.70 -0.98 Report
  Short Plate 167.94 166.11 167.35 167.55 161.26 -6.29 Report
  Flank 131.96 131.40 129.29 128.65 130.14 1.49 Report
Loads Fri
Feb 06
Mon
Feb 09
Tue
Feb 10
Wed
Feb 11
Thu
Feb 12
Change Report
  Total 69.00 101.00 69.00 111.00 113.00 2.00 Report
  Choice 37.19 50.33 37.94 59.36 42.32 -17.04 Report
  Select 12.49 12.27 15.87 19.43 10.61 -8.82 Report
  Trimmings 10.98 23.76 4.77 4.86 7.13 2.27 Report
  Grinds 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 Report
Boxed Beef/Live Cattle Spread Fri
Feb 06
Mon
Feb 09
Tue
Feb 10
Wed
Feb 11
Thu
Feb 12
Change Report
  CME Live Cattle 156.08 158.45 159.10 158.60 -- -0.50 Report
  BBLC Spread 83.90 79.77 79.35 81.06 -- -81.06 Report
Boxed Beef/Pork Carcass Spread Fri
Feb 06
Mon
Feb 09
Tue
Feb 10
Wed
Feb 11
Thu
Feb 12
Change Report
  Pork Carcass 74.37 73.90 71.71 73.29 72.30 -0.99 Report
  BBPC Spread 165.61 164.32 166.74 166.37 167.31 0.94 Report
Boxed Beef/Chicken Breast Spread Thu
Feb 05
Fri
Feb 06
Mon
Feb 09
Tue
Feb 10
Wed
Feb 11
Change Report
  Chicken Breast B/S 142.28 140.02 140.79 139.71 144.41 4.70 Report
  BBCB Spread 99.96 97.43 98.74 95.25 -- -95.25 Report
Other Thu
Feb 05
Fri
Feb 06
Mon
Feb 09
Tue
Feb 10
Wed
Feb 11
Change Report
  Daily Drop 15.04 15.12 15.03 14.88 14.83 -0.05 Report
  Cutter Cow Cutout 231.20 231.07 231.11 230.23 229.17 -1.06 Report
  Beef Carcass Price 232.56 231.22 231.08 231.18 231.89 0.71 Report
  Estimated Slaughter 110,000 107,000 110,000 109,000 97,000 -12,000 Report