USDA’s 5-Area Accumulated Average Cattle Price saw an increase of 75 cents last week, hitting $158.40 per hundredweight and breaking a two-week skid.

Our panel of cattle industry markets who make up the Monday Market Sentiment were $1.15 per hundredweight too high with a projection of $159.55 per hundredweight. This week the panel estimates cash cattle to hold steady, with a price of $159.16 per hundredweight.

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Choice boxed beef saw gradual increases throughout the week, starting Feb. 24 at $244.24 per hundredweight, and ending March 2 at $248.67 per hundredweight. This is above the 27-day average of $243.03 per hundredweight.

Choice primal rib had a steady week of gains, pushing the 27-day average to $332.30 per hundredweight. Prices started at $341.75 per hundredweight on Feb. 24, making $3 jumps the following two days. By March 2, primal rib prices were at $351.10 per hundredweight.

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Cattle Board
 
 
Board Prices Tue
Feb 24
Wed
Feb 25
Thu
Feb 26
Fri
Feb 27
Mon
Mar 02
Change Report
  Live Cattle 156.65 158.35 161.13 151.70 153.45 1.75 Report
  Feeder Cattle 195.60 196.98 200.30 201.90 204.10 2.20 Report
  Corn 3.78 3.76 3.80 3.85 3.79 -0.06 Report
Boxed Beef Tue
Feb 24
Wed
Feb 25
Thu
Feb 26
Fri
Feb 27
Mon
Mar 02
Change Report
  Boxed Beef - Choice 244.24 246.49 247.03 247.58 248.67 1.09 Report
  Boxed Beef - Select 242.65 244.93 244.90 245.57 245.45 -0.12 Report
  Boxed Beef - C/S Spread 1.60 1.56 2.13 2.01 3.22 1.21 Report
Boxed Beef: Loads Tue
Feb 24
Wed
Feb 25
Thu
Feb 26
Fri
Feb 27
Mon
Mar 02
Change Report
  Total Beef Loads 123 123 123 124 70 -54 Report
  Choice Cuts 71 66 61 66 34 -32 Report
  Select Cuts 27 24 15 32 10 -22 Report
  Trimmings 9 10 16 8 10 1 Report
  Grinds 0 0 0 0 0 0 Report
Boxed Beef: Primal Values Tue
Feb 24
Wed
Feb 25
Thu
Feb 26
Fri
Feb 27
Mon
Mar 02
Change Report
  Primal Rib - Ch 341.75 346.17 349.34 349.43 351.10 1.67 Report
  Primal Chuck - Ch 209.40 210.86 209.51 210.79 213.11 2.32 Report
  Primal Round - Ch 227.22 227.94 229.04 229.12 228.98 -0.14 Report
  Primal Loin - Ch 314.56 318.71 319.90 321.04 322.25 1.21 Report
  Primal Brisket - Ch 200.97 202.13 203.99 202.94 202.17 -0.77 Report
  Primal Short Plate - Ch 159.73 162.18 161.57 160.86 161.08 0.22 Report
  Primal Flank - Ch 127.88 129.02 129.75 129.91 130.25 0.34 Report
Other Tue
Feb 24
Wed
Feb 25
Thu
Feb 26
Fri
Feb 27
Mon
Mar 02
Change Report
  Est. Cattle Slaughter 109,000 101,000 108,000 102,000 109,000 7,000 Report
  Daily Drop 14.06 14.09 14.33 14.11 14.08 -0.03 Report
  Cutter Cow Cutout 228.73 228.24 229.46 228.44 228.88 0.44 Report
  Beef Carcass - Ch 234.39 235.26 235.17 235.44 236.28 0.84 Report
5-Area Slaughter Tue
Feb 24
Wed
Feb 25
Thu
Feb 26
Fri
Feb 27
Mon
Mar 02
Change Report
  5-Area Head Count 6,180 6,713 1,609 53,035 682 -52,353 Report
  5-Area WTD 7,232 14,474 16,083 69,118 682 -68,436 Report
  Live Steer - Weights 1,474 1,469 1,465 1,429 0 -1,429 Report
  Live Steer 156.83 156.67 156.69 158.44 0.00 -158.44 Report
  Live Heifer - Weights 1,330 1,314 1,318 1,318 0 -1,318 Report
  Live Heifer 156.74 156.69 156.71 158.35 0.00 -158.35 Report
  Dressed Steer - Weights 916 900 900 922 896 -26 Report
  Dressed Steer 251.09 251.37 251.37 253.56 250.00 -3.56 Report
  Dressed Heifer - Weights 746 793 791 814 0 -814 Report
  Dressed Heifer 249.43 251.08 251.02 253.48 0.00 -253.48 Report
 
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