Live cattle are steadily declining from last week’s price of $163.60 on Jan. 8. As of Wednesday, Jan. 14, live cattle had dropped $7.85, bringing $155.75.

Choice boxed beef is a different story, seeing continual increases. The $254.57 price on Jan. 8 was sitting at a solid $263.81 by Jan. 14.

Primal rib is starting to pull out of the volatile rut it was stuck in the previous week, seeing a $12.59 increase from Jan. 8 to Jan. 14.

Cattle Board
 
 
Board Prices Thu
Jan 08
Fri
Jan 09
Mon
Jan 12
Tue
Jan 13
Wed
Jan 14
Change Report
  Live Cattle 163.60 160.60 160.45 157.45 155.75 -1.70 Report
  Feeder Cattle 225.63 222.43 223.40 221.55 220.15 -1.40 Report
  Corn 3.94 4.00 4.02 3.86 3.81 -0.05 Report
Boxed Beef Thu
Jan 08
Fri
Jan 09
Mon
Jan 12
Tue
Jan 13
Wed
Jan 14
Change Report
  Boxed Beef - Choice 254.57 256.79 258.78 261.63 263.81 2.18 Report
  Boxed Beef - Select 245.34 248.23 250.38 251.68 253.68 2.00 Report
  Boxed Beef - C/S Spread 9.23 8.55 8.40 9.94 10.13 0.19 Report
Boxed Beef: Loads Thu
Jan 08
Fri
Jan 09
Mon
Jan 12
Tue
Jan 13
Wed
Jan 14
Change Report
  Total Beef Loads 158 163 158 128 150 22 Report
  Choice Cuts 100 86 84 58 68 10 Report
  Select Cuts 22 29 31 33 34 2 Report
  Trimmings 6 3 7 18 10 -8 Report
  Grinds 0 0 0 0 0 0 Report
Boxed Beef: Primal Values Thu
Jan 08
Fri
Jan 09
Mon
Jan 12
Tue
Jan 13
Wed
Jan 14
Change Report
  Primal Rib - Ch 331.68 329.81 331.43 343.67 344.27 0.60 Report
  Primal Chuck - Ch 228.06 230.60 233.86 235.09 237.21 2.12 Report
  Primal Round - Ch 242.20 244.87 247.41 248.70 252.09 3.39 Report
  Primal Loin - Ch 310.65 313.80 314.37 316.78 319.20 2.42 Report
  Primal Brisket - Ch 231.22 233.95 235.82 237.29 238.18 0.89 Report
  Primal Short Plate - Ch 182.69 185.38 186.22 187.80 188.83 1.03 Report
  Primal Flank - Ch 137.28 139.75 139.83 142.89 145.83 2.94 Report
Other Thu
Jan 08
Fri
Jan 09
Mon
Jan 12
Tue
Jan 13
Wed
Jan 14
Change Report
  Est. Cattle Slaughter 108,000 95,000 111,000 111,000 104,000 -7,000 Report
  Daily Drop 15.49 15.34 15.53 15.38 15.34 -0.04 Report
  Cutter Cow Cutout 238.42 237.79 237.04 238.35 238.35 0.00 Report
  Beef Carcass - Ch 245.72 248.37 249.10 250.69 251.18 0.49 Report
5-Area Slaughter Thu
Jan 08
Fri
Jan 09
Mon
Jan 12
Tue
Jan 13
Wed
Jan 14
Change Report
  5-Area Head Count 21,995 3,549 6,702 1,528 14,808 13,280 Report
  5-Area WTD 83,860 87,409 94,111 1,528 16,336 14,808 Report
  Live Steer - Weights 1,430 1,432 1,430 1,350 1,439 89 Report
  Live Steer 169.90 169.88 169.67 164.25 164.16 -0.09 Report
  Live Heifer - Weights 1,298 1,300 1,305 1,250 1,258 8 Report
  Live Heifer 170.18 170.15 169.90 164.25 164.14 -0.11 Report
  Dressed Steer - Weights 925 925 925 929 908 -21 Report
  Dressed Steer 270.63 270.62 270.26 265.00 264.31 -0.69 Report
  Dressed Heifer - Weights 839 839 838 0 855 855 Report
  Dressed Heifer 270.62 270.60 270.50 0.00 264.29 264.29 Report
 
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