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Boxed Beef Report: Beef prices up

Choice boxed beef prices jumped $1.35 cents on Monday, hitting $204.32. The 27-day average price now sits at $221.11. Select boxed beef prices rose from $197.93 on Friday to $199.01 on Monday. The $1.08 increase brought the 27-day average price to $214.49.

Choice primal brisket saw the largest incerase of $2.71, reaching $134.04. Choice primal round was not far behind with a $2.29 increase to hit $183.40.

Choice primal flank and choice primial rib were the only primial values that saw a fall, decreasing $1.09 and 36 cents, respectively. 

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Nov. 13 deadline for producer grants

Farmers and ranchers who have always wanted to try something new or innovative but did not have the money to do so now have an opportunity from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, (USDA) through the Southern SARE’s Producer Grants Program.

Events and Contests

St. Onge Livestock to host World Livestock Auctioneer Championship qualifier October 16

St. Onge Livestock, 11693 Sale Barn Rd., St. Onge, S.D., will host the first of three qualifying events for the 2016 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC). The western regional qualifying event is October 16 beginning at 9:00 a.m. MST. A total of 22 contestants will compete for a top 10 placing, granting them a spot in the 2016 WLAC at Paris Stockyard in Paris, Ky.


U.S. meat exports disappointing in August

U.S. beef and pork exports struggled in August, remaining below year-ago levels, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). August beef exports totaled 84,167 metric tons (mt), down 18 percent from a year ago. Beef export value was down 24 percent to $498 million, the lowest in 18 months. For the first eight months of 2015, exports were down 11 percent in volume to 703,231 mt and dropped 5 percent in value to $4.31 billion.


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