The 5-Area Accumulated Average Cattle Price has made a collective increase of $2.73 per hundredweight in the past two weeks after the price of fed cattle jumped to $161.93 per hundredweight last week.

Our panel of cattle industry experts who make up the Monday Market Sentiment projected the prices to hold steady at the previous week’s price of $160.83 per hundredweight. This week, they estimate 5-Area cattle to slightly decline to $161.21 per hundredweight.

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After struggling in the previous week ending May 4, choice boxed beef picked up momentum, starting May 5 off at $255.56 per hundredweight, and ending May 11 on a high of $259.57 per hundredweight. This moved the 27-day average to $257.83 per hundredweight.

Choice primal rib also picked up momentum last week. After decreasing to $376.55 per hundredweight during the week ending May 4, primal rib prices steadily increased to $380.99 per hundredweight by May 11. This moved the 27-day average to $384.32 per hundredweight.

Each week the Cattle Trader Center, on behalf of Vance Publishing, awards a $100 gift certificate from Cabela's to the industry leader whose forecast comes closest to the 5-Area cash trade number reported by the USDA. The most recent winner was Shelby Jones, Ranger Feeders.

Want to join the expert panel? Email your 5-area cash trade estimate by 10 a.m. CT each Tuesday to lfagen@vancepublishing.com along with your name and company affiliation.

Cattle Board
 
 
Board Prices Tue
May 05
Wed
May 06
Thu
May 07
Fri
May 08
Mon
May 11
Change Report
  Live Cattle 151.45 150.23 149.38 151.50 150.25 -1.25 Report
  Feeder Cattle 215.38 214.50 214.90 215.88 216.78 0.90 Report
  Corn 3.61 3.67 3.58 3.59 3.58 -0.01 Report
Boxed Beef Tue
May 05
Wed
May 06
Thu
May 07
Fri
May 08
Mon
May 11
Change Report
  Boxed Beef - Choice 255.56 256.15 257.58 258.12 259.57 1.45 Report
  Boxed Beef - Select 243.60 244.27 245.84 246.82 248.10 1.28 Report
  Boxed Beef - C/S Spread 11.96 11.88 11.74 11.29 11.47 0.18 Report
Boxed Beef: Loads Tue
May 05
Wed
May 06
Thu
May 07
Fri
May 08
Mon
May 11
Change Report
  Total Beef Loads 155 237 148 140 133 -7 Report
  Choice Cuts 75 109 78 64 72 7 Report
  Select Cuts 45 67 33 19 31 12 Report
  Trimmings 13 21 10 21 10 -11 Report
  Grinds 0 0 0 0 0 0 Report
Boxed Beef: Primal Values Tue
May 05
Wed
May 06
Thu
May 07
Fri
May 08
Mon
May 11
Change Report
  Primal Rib - Ch 378.13 378.52 376.87 376.62 380.99 4.37 Report
  Primal Chuck - Ch 195.28 194.74 197.72 199.97 200.51 0.54 Report
  Primal Round - Ch 216.12 217.15 218.01 218.56 217.93 -0.63 Report
  Primal Loin - Ch 376.38 378.48 379.58 378.85 383.44 4.59 Report
  Primal Brisket - Ch 176.63 175.77 178.36 176.74 176.58 -0.16 Report
  Primal Short Plate - Ch 178.46 179.58 181.59 181.60 181.34 -0.26 Report
  Primal Flank - Ch 144.90 144.82 145.92 146.27 145.99 -0.28 Report
Other Tue
May 05
Wed
May 06
Thu
May 07
Fri
May 08
Mon
May 11
Change Report
  Est. Cattle Slaughter 114,000 106,000 115,000 115,000 113,000 -2,000 Report
  Daily Drop 13.75 13.76 13.78 13.43 13.47 0.04 Report
  Cutter Cow Cutout 233.44 232.07 233.15 234.06 233.43 -0.63 Report
  Beef Carcass - Ch 241.15 241.42 242.12 242.80 244.73 1.93 Report
5-Area Slaughter Tue
May 05
Wed
May 06
Thu
May 07
Fri
May 08
Mon
May 11
Change Report
  5-Area Head Count 274 1,798 2,423 9,319 39,323 30,004 Report
  5-Area WTD 274 2,072 4,495 13,814 53,137 39,323 Report
  Live Steer - Weights 0 1,375 1,365 1,372 1,381 9 Report
  Live Steer 0.00 157.00 159.10 159.77 161.93 2.16 Report
  Live Heifer - Weights 0 0 0 1,277 1,275 -2 Report
  Live Heifer 0.00 0.00 0.00 159.94 161.93 1.99 Report
  Dressed Steer - Weights 0 992 939 936 907 -29 Report
  Dressed Steer 0.00 255.00 255.00 255.04 256.03 0.99 Report
  Dressed Heifer - Weights 0 0 826 866 838 -28 Report
  Dressed Heifer 0.00 0.00 248.98 253.80 255.09 1.29 Report
 
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