Choice boxed beef prices dropped on Wednesday from $234.98 on Tuesday to $233.74 on Wednesday. The $1.24 fall brought the 27-day average price to $241.79. Select boxed beef did better, increasing 66 cents to $226.13 on Wednesday. The 27-day average price now rests at $232.03.

Choice primal rib prices plummeted on Wednesday from $331.55 on Tuesday to $323.65, a $7.90 drop. The fall brought the 27-day average price to $341.97. Choice primal loin fell $1.89 to $325.84. Cuts that saw increases include choice primal round and choice primal brisket, both increasing 38 cents and choice primal flank that jumped $3.33.