Choice boxed beef saw a slight increase on Friday of 44 cents to hit $240.63, a welcome change after the continuous drops throughout the week. The 27-day average price now rests at $241.06. Select boxed beef saw a jump from $228.01 on Thursday to $229.15 on Friday, a $1.14 increase that brought the 27-day average price to $232.42.
Choice primal chuck saw the largest increase on Friday, increasing $3.68 to $200.88, bringing the 27-day average price to $199.87. Unfortunately, choice primal rib did not fare well, dropping hard from $344.24 to $338.14 on Friday, a $6.10 fall. The 27-day average now sits at $339.24.