After bringing $154.45 per hundredweight on Monday, Jan. 19, live cattle dropped down to the $153 per hundredweight range, ending on $153.35 per hundredweight on Thursday, Jan. 22. The highest price in the New Year sits at $166.23 per hundredweight and the lowest at $153.05 per hundredweight.

Choice boxed beef had a steadily declining week in the markets, dropping continually from Friday, Jan. 16, price of $260.45 per hundredweight to $255.65 per hundredweight almost a week later on Jan. 22. The average price for boxed beef in 2015 is $256.65 per hundredweight, with a high of $263.81 per hundredweight and a low of $247.83 per hundredweight.

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Board Prices Fri
Jan 16
Mon
Jan 19
Tue
Jan 20
Wed
Jan 21
Thu
Jan 22
Change Report
  Live Cattle 154.45 154.45 153.05 153.70 153.35 -0.35 Report
  Feeder Cattle 214.10 214.10 214.48 215.70 215.98 0.28 Report
  Corn 3.87 3.87 3.90 3.88 3.84 -0.04 Report
Boxed Beef Fri
Jan 16
Mon
Jan 19
Tue
Jan 20
Wed
Jan 21
Thu
Jan 22
Change Report
  Boxed Beef - Choice 260.45 259.42 258.24 257.19 255.65 -1.54 Report
  Boxed Beef - Select 250.84 249.85 248.83 248.41 248.89 0.48 Report
  Boxed Beef - C/S Spread 9.60 9.57 9.41 8.79 6.75 -2.04 Report
Boxed Beef: Loads Fri
Jan 16
Mon
Jan 19
Tue
Jan 20
Wed
Jan 21
Thu
Jan 22
Change Report
  Total Beef Loads 141 112 162 193 130 -63 Report
  Choice Cuts 73 66 77 91 75 -16 Report
  Select Cuts 26 23 48 58 31 -27 Report
  Trimmings 10 6 9 22 5 -16 Report
  Grinds 0 0 0 0 0 0 Report
Boxed Beef: Primal Values Fri
Jan 16
Mon
Jan 19
Tue
Jan 20
Wed
Jan 21
Thu
Jan 22
Change Report
  Primal Rib - Ch 341.58 338.54 337.20 336.32 332.45 -3.87 Report
  Primal Chuck - Ch 231.28 230.44 231.66 231.71 229.66 -2.05 Report
  Primal Round - Ch 247.51 245.16 241.17 237.79 236.32 -1.47 Report
  Primal Loin - Ch 318.41 319.12 315.84 315.40 315.95 0.55 Report
  Primal Brisket - Ch 234.05 232.98 235.21 235.66 235.49 -0.17 Report
  Primal Short Plate - Ch 189.23 189.35 190.94 188.96 185.07 -3.89 Report
  Primal Flank - Ch 147.92 147.49 146.91 147.30 147.30 0.00 Report
Other Fri
Jan 16
Mon
Jan 19
Tue
Jan 20
Wed
Jan 21
Thu
Jan 22
Change Report
  Est. Cattle Slaughter 92,000 112,000 112,000 110,000 104,000 -6,000 Report
  Daily Drop 15.36 15.22 15.24 15.18 15.21 0.03 Report
  Cutter Cow Cutout 239.87 238.21 238.89 239.54 238.88 -0.66 Report
  Beef Carcass - Ch 246.02 245.61 244.49 242.90 241.62 -1.28 Report
5-Area Slaughter Fri
Jan 16
Mon
Jan 19
Tue
Jan 20
Wed
Jan 21
Thu
Jan 22
Change Report
  5-Area Head Count 15,132 12,137 258 17,660 15,901 -1,759 Report
  5-Area WTD 48,616 60,753 258 17,918 33,819 15,901 Report
  Live Steer - Weights 1,408 1,418 0 1,484 1,454 -30 Report
  Live Steer 163.14 163.17 0.00 159.20 159.40 0.20 Report
  Live Heifer - Weights 1,294 1,283 0 1,353 1,335 -18 Report
  Live Heifer 162.94 162.78 0.00 159.72 159.59 -0.13 Report
  Dressed Steer - Weights 913 912 929 926 921 -5 Report
  Dressed Steer 263.50 263.16 257.00 256.14 255.99 -0.15 Report
  Dressed Heifer - Weights 837 835 0 845 828 -17 Report
  Dressed Heifer 262.99 262.83 0.00 256.00 255.95 -0.05 Report
 
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