Retail beef prices proved to mixed in December with some cuts making small gains and others seeing small drops.

Steak round not classified as choice or prime saw the largest price increase during December, gaining 22 cents and hitting $6.16. Prices have been increasing pretty steadily since January 2014. The 27-month average is $5.20.

Choice boneless chuck roast saw a fair gain, seeing a 16 cent gain in December. Prices hit $5.68 in December. The 27-month average hit $4.82 in December.

Choice boneless sirloin steak saw the largest price drop, falling 13 cents in December down to $8.15.

 

Retail Beef Prices Board
 
 
  Retail Beef Price 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 Report
Cuts Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Change Report
  Ground Chuck 4.20 4.29 4.26 4.22 -0.04 Report
  Ground Beef 4.10 4.15 4.20 4.16 -0.04 Report
  Ground Beef: Lean & extra lean 5.83 5.97 6.04 6.08 0.04 Report
  Ground Beef: Uncooked 4.50 4.57 4.59 4.60 0.00 Report
  Chuck roast: Not Choice or Prime 5.18 5.24 5.25 5.37 0.12 Report
  Chuck roast: Choice, Boneless 5.52 5.44 5.53 5.68 0.16 Report
  Round roast: Choice, Boneless 5.58 5.55 5.62 5.66 0.04 Report
  Round roast: Not Choice or Prime 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 Report
  Beef Roasts: Uncooked 5.74 5.69 5.78 5.85 0.08 Report
  Steak Round: Choice 6.03 6.07 6.16 6.26 0.10 Report
  Steak Round: Not Choice or Prime 5.95 6.02 5.94 6.16 0.22 Report
  Sirloin Steak: Choice Boneless 8.23 8.10 8.28 8.15 -0.13 Report
  Beef for Stew, Boneless 5.45 5.46 5.55 5.65 0.11 Report
  Beef Steak: Uncooked 7.40 7.40 7.47 7.54 0.07 Report
  Beef: Other 4.61 4.70 4.68 4.76 0.08 Report