At the end of the day on Wednesday, Feb. 18, the Cattle Board remained relatively steady from Feb. 19 ending prices. Live cattle were up $0.58 per hundredweight and feeder cattle bounced back after a drop to $201.45 per hundredweight on Feb. 17, to $203.10 per hundredweight.

Choice boxed beef carried over a slight increase of $0.66 per hundredweight to end on $239.78 per hundredweight. Select boxed beef saw strength in closing prices on Feb. 18, up $2.65 per hundredweight from the previous day.

Estimated cattle slaughter was significantly down on Feb. 18, compared to previous estimations. Wednesday closed on a projection of 99,000 head, down 10,000 head from the previous day.

Cattle Board
 
 
Board Prices Wed
Feb 11
Thu
Feb 12
Fri
Feb 13
Tue
Feb 17
Wed
Feb 18
Change Report
  Live Cattle 159.10 160.00 160.00 158.60 159.18 0.58 Report
  Feeder Cattle 200.30 203.85 203.85 201.45 203.10 1.65 Report
  Corn 3.83 3.87 3.87 3.90 3.84 -0.06 Report
Boxed Beef Wed
Feb 11
Thu
Feb 12
Fri
Feb 13
Tue
Feb 17
Wed
Feb 18
Change Report
  Boxed Beef - Choice 239.10 237.68 238.22 239.12 239.78 0.66 Report
  Boxed Beef - Select 235.19 233.95 233.04 233.20 235.85 2.65 Report
  Boxed Beef - C/S Spread 3.91 3.73 5.18 5.92 3.93 -1.99 Report
Boxed Beef: Loads Wed
Feb 11
Thu
Feb 12
Fri
Feb 13
Tue
Feb 17
Wed
Feb 18
Change Report
  Total Beef Loads 181 185 173 142 176 34 Report
  Choice Cuts 64 94 98 74 101 27 Report
  Select Cuts 19 29 35 28 32 4 Report
  Trimmings 27 22 18 23 11 -13 Report
  Grinds 0 0 0 0 0 0 Report
Boxed Beef: Primal Values Wed
Feb 11
Thu
Feb 12
Fri
Feb 13
Tue
Feb 17
Wed
Feb 18
Change Report
  Primal Rib - Ch 325.63 325.88 330.98 331.28 332.61 1.33 Report
  Primal Chuck - Ch 204.17 203.56 204.10 205.75 205.90 0.15 Report
  Primal Round - Ch 222.99 221.89 220.01 221.14 222.82 1.68 Report
  Primal Loin - Ch 310.06 306.40 307.08 307.63 307.91 0.28 Report
  Primal Brisket - Ch 202.32 200.19 201.30 202.65 202.35 -0.30 Report
  Primal Short Plate - Ch 160.23 158.66 159.54 159.01 160.69 1.68 Report
  Primal Flank - Ch 129.30 128.44 127.21 126.60 124.27 -2.33 Report
Other Wed
Feb 11
Thu
Feb 12
Fri
Feb 13
Tue
Feb 17
Wed
Feb 18
Change Report
  Est. Cattle Slaughter 109,000 105,000 99,000 109,000 99,000 -10,000 Report
  Daily Drop 14.83 14.83 14.36 14.27 14.12 -0.15 Report
  Cutter Cow Cutout 229.13 228.61 229.62 228.17 227.72 -0.45 Report
  Beef Carcass - Ch 231.97 231.35 232.86 233.38 233.73 0.35 Report
5-Area Slaughter Wed
Feb 11
Thu
Feb 12
Fri
Feb 13
Tue
Feb 17
Wed
Feb 18
Change Report
  5-Area Head Count 1,286 1,722 35,636 353 6,333 5,980 Report
  5-Area WTD 2,256 3,978 39,614 353 6,686 6,333 Report
  Live Steer - Weights 1,359 1,385 1,432 0 1,256 1,256 Report
  Live Steer 160.13 160.54 161.78 0.00 160.00 160.00 Report
  Live Heifer - Weights 1,345 1,345 1,325 0 1,223 1,223 Report
  Live Heifer 160.22 160.22 161.91 0.00 159.49 159.49 Report
  Dressed Steer - Weights 940 914 915 900 921 21 Report
  Dressed Steer 257.31 255.15 256.75 258.00 255.43 -2.57 Report
  Dressed Heifer - Weights 799 798 831 0 869 869 Report
  Dressed Heifer 255.73 255.08 256.69 0.00 255.45 255.45 Report
 
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