Boxed beef prices finished the week at $256.79 after climbing over $7 in the past week.  Boxed beef prices bottomed out before Christmas and now have set a new 27 day high.

The boxed beef choice/select spread narrowed by $0.68 to $8.55 which is close to the 27 day low of $8.51.

Primal beef values continued to climb across the board except for a set-back for the primal rib. The primal loin has now increased for 14 straight days and closed the week at $313.80 a new high. 

Cattle Board
 
 
Board Prices Mon
Jan 05
Tue
Jan 06
Wed
Jan 07
Thu
Jan 08
Fri
Jan 09
Change Report
  Live Cattle 166.23 166.03 165.90 163.60 160.60 -3.00 Report
  Feeder Cattle 225.68 224.70 225.65 225.63 222.43 -3.20 Report
  Corn 4.06 4.05 3.96 3.94 4.00 0.06 Report
Boxed Beef Mon
Jan 05
Tue
Jan 06
Wed
Jan 07
Thu
Jan 08
Fri
Jan 09
Change Report
  Boxed Beef - Choice 249.36 250.33 252.75 254.57 256.79 2.22 Report
  Boxed Beef - Select 240.43 240.05 242.12 245.34 248.23 2.89 Report
  Boxed Beef - C/S Spread 8.93 10.29 10.63 9.23 8.55 -0.68 Report
Boxed Beef: Loads Mon
Jan 05
Tue
Jan 06
Wed
Jan 07
Thu
Jan 08
Fri
Jan 09
Change Report
  Total Beef Loads 155 180 218 158 163 5 Report
  Choice Cuts 84 90 113 100 86 -15 Report
  Select Cuts 28 55 48 22 29 6 Report
  Trimmings 11 8 14 6 3 -3 Report
  Grinds 0 0 0 0 0 0 Report
Boxed Beef: Primal Values Mon
Jan 05
Tue
Jan 06
Wed
Jan 07
Thu
Jan 08
Fri
Jan 09
Change Report
  Primal Rib - Ch 332.86 333.77 336.70 331.68 329.81 -1.87 Report
  Primal Chuck - Ch 220.18 221.59 225.11 228.06 230.60 2.54 Report
  Primal Round - Ch 239.98 239.46 240.26 242.20 244.87 2.67 Report
  Primal Loin - Ch 303.03 304.65 307.58 310.65 313.80 3.15 Report
  Primal Brisket - Ch 223.71 225.61 227.09 231.22 233.95 2.73 Report
  Primal Short Plate - Ch 178.10 178.88 180.43 182.69 185.38 2.69 Report
  Primal Flank - Ch 131.22 133.40 135.16 137.28 139.75 2.47 Report
Other Mon
Jan 05
Tue
Jan 06
Wed
Jan 07
Thu
Jan 08
Fri
Jan 09
Change Report
  Est. Cattle Slaughter 106,000 112,000 104,000 108,000 95,000 -13,000 Report
  Daily Drop 15.44 15.45 15.43 15.49 15.34 -0.15 Report
  Cutter Cow Cutout 236.49 236.37 236.56 238.42 237.79 -0.63 Report
  Beef Carcass - Ch 241.37 242.02 244.49 245.72 248.37 2.65 Report
5-Area Slaughter Mon
Jan 05
Tue
Jan 06
Wed
Jan 07
Thu
Jan 08
Fri
Jan 09
Change Report
  5-Area Head Count 7,552 928 60,789 21,995 3,549 -18,446 Report
  5-Area WTD 79,100 928 61,717 83,860 87,409 3,549 Report
  Live Steer - Weights 1,448 1,550 1,422 1,430 1,432 2 Report
  Live Steer 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 Report
  Live Heifer - Weights 1,291 0 1,283 1,298 1,300 2 Report
  Live Heifer 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 Report
  Dressed Steer - Weights 920 929 925 925 925 0 Report
  Dressed Steer 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 Report
  Dressed Heifer - Weights 829 0 842 839 839 0 Report
  Dressed Heifer 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 Report