Thursday Morning Boxed Beef Price Report

Cattle 4

USDA ESTIMATED BOXED BEEF CUT-OUT VALUES – as of 9:30am

Based on negotiated prices and volume of boxed beef cuts delivered within 0-21
days and on average industry cutting yields.  Values reflect U.S. dollars per
100 pounds.

CHOICE         SELECT
600-900        600-900
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Current Cutout Values:                          212.85         211.45
Change from prior day:                            0.86           0.73
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Choice/Select spread:                                    1.39

Total Load Count (Cuts, Trimmings, Grinds):                93
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COMPOSITE PRIMAL VALUES
Primal Rib                                     286.84         284.04
Primal Chuck                                   195.38         194.07
Primal Round                                   206.29         206.45
Primal Loin                                    256.41         253.23
Primal Brisket                                 156.96         155.70
Primal Short Plate                             142.51         142.51
Primal Flank                                   111.50         111.93
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LOAD COUNT AND CUTOUT VALUE SUMMARY FOR PRIOR 5 DAYS
CHOICE         SELECT
Date  Choice Select Trim Grinds Total           600-900        600-900
02/18    94    30     8    23    155            211.99         210.72
02/17    97    23     9    23    153            210.98         209.02
02/14    76    40     7    23    147            207.68         206.96
02/13   136    37     3    26    201            208.10         207.76
02/12   166    50    11    36    263            208.05         207.63
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Current 5 Day Simple Average:                   209.36         208.42
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NATIONAL BOXED BEEF CUTS – NEGOTIATED SALES   FOB Plant basis negotiated sales
for delivery within 0-21 day period. Prior days sales after 1:30pm are included.

CURRENT VOLUME – (one load equals 40,000 pounds)

Choice Cuts             38.74  loads          1,549,484  pounds
Select Cuts             23.32  loads            932,950  pounds
Trimmings                9.06  loads            362,330  pounds
Ground Beef             21.39  loads            855,730  pounds
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Choice Cuts, Fat Limitations 1-6          (IM) = Individual Muscle
IMPS/FL       Sub-Primal              # of      Total        Price      Weighted
Trades     Pounds        Range       Average
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109E 1  Rib, ribeye, lip-on, bn-in       17      21,784   502.75  536.00  519.52
112A 3  Rib, ribeye, bnls, light          5       7,480   585.00  603.00  590.07
112A 3  Rib, ribeye, bnls, heavy         31      40,773   551.00  601.00  562.70
113C 1  Chuck, semi-bnls, neck/off        4       6,382   231.00  247.74  236.10
114  1  Chuck, shoulder clod              7      17,602   240.00  261.00  243.54
114A 3  Chuck, shoulder clod, trmd       18      45,584   252.22  280.00  263.80
114D 3  Chuck, clod, top blade            5       5,305   305.00  319.00  309.99
114E 3  Chuck, clod, arm roast            7       9,883   309.27  345.00  323.30
114F 5  Chuck, clod tender (IM)           4       7,759   340.00  385.00  342.96
115  1  Chuck, 2-piece, boneless
116A 3  Chuck, roll, lxl, neck/off       27     111,379   267.89  289.00  272.65
116B 1  Chuck, chuck tender (IM)          6       8,049   300.00  310.00  302.37
3  Chuck roll, retail ready
120  1  Brisket, deckle-off, bnls        22      75,684   225.00  247.00  232.33
120A 3  Brisket, point/off, bnls         11       7,619   385.00  405.00  401.96
123A 3  Short Plate, short rib           19      31,127   464.00  550.00  511.57
130  4  Chuck, short rib                 11      25,907   310.00  350.00  326.46
160  1  Round, bone-in                    3       3,635   242.75  245.00  243.71
161  1  Round, boneless                   3       7,995   241.00  259.75  244.18
3  Round, bnls/peeled heel-out
167A 4  Round, knuckle, peeled           22      45,383   278.00  291.00  281.94
168  1  Round, top inside round          24      43,338   232.00  259.34  246.65
168  3  Round, top inside round          23     130,988   246.58  266.00  258.26
169  5  Round, top inside, denuded        5      17,744   286.00  292.00  289.78
3  Round, top inside, side off
170  1  Round, bottom gooseneck
171B 3  Round, outside round             22      38,721   268.68  285.66  275.39
171C 3  Round, eye of round (IM)         18      29,089   290.00  310.59  303.78
174  1  Loin, short loin, 2×3
174  3  Loin, short loin, 0×1            28      42,215   440.00  481.50  452.25
175  3  Loin, strip loin, 1×1
180  1  Loin, strip, bnls, heavy          0           0
1  Loin, strip loin bnls. 1×1        3       3,842   432.00  450.00  436.21
180  3  Loin, strip, bnls, 0×1           25      54,179   480.00  530.00  510.40
184  1  Loin, top butt, bnls, heavy      12       9,146   265.00  284.00  276.47
184  3  Loin, top butt, boneless         21      63,623   276.00  308.00  284.08
185A 4  Loin, bottom sirloin, flap       26      64,787   380.00  416.00  396.04
185B 1  Loin, ball-tip, bnls, heavy      17      32,297   295.00  312.00  304.22
185C 1  Loin, sirloin, tri-tip (IM)      15      45,470   308.00  326.00  315.68
185D 4  Loin, tri-tip, pld (IM)           6       3,685   432.00  432.20  432.01
189A 4  Loin, tndrloin, trmd, heavy      21      27,983   957.00  991.50  968.82
191A 4  Loin, butt tender, trimmed
193  4  Flank, flank steak (IM)          20      45,461   390.88  430.00  399.23
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Select Cuts, Fat Limitations 1-6       (IM) = Individual Muscle
IMPS/FL         Sub-Primal             # of      Total        Price     Weighted
Trades    Pounds       Range     Average
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109E 1  Rib, ribeye, lip-on, bn-in       10       8,718   500.00  530.94  502.35
112A 3  Rib, ribeye, bnls, light          5       3,097   560.00  575.00  563.24
112A 3  Rib, ribeye, bnls, heavy         26      53,119   560.00  583.00  565.30
113C 1  Chuck, semi-bnls, neck/off        6       7,020   242.00  255.00  253.42
114  1  Chuck, shoulder clod              6      18,680   239.00  245.00  241.40
114A 3  Chuck, shoulder clod, trmd       10      27,739   250.00  280.00  260.76
114D 3  Chuck, clod, top blade
114E 3  Chuck, clod, arm roast
114F 5  Chuck, clod tender (IM)           7       3,801   310.00  320.00  317.94
115  1  Chuck, 2-piece, boneless
116A 3  Chuck, roll, lxl, neck/off       28      88,249   255.00  280.00  267.35
116B 1  Chuck, chuck tender (IM)         10       9,793   294.50  311.00  306.17
3  Chuck roll, retail ready
120  1  Brisket, deckle-off, bnls        12      41,169   220.00  235.00  230.32
120A 3  Brisket, point/off, bnls
123A 3  Short Plate, short rib            3       3,958   426.88  488.00  432.89
130  4  Chuck, short rib                  6       7,108   315.00  326.06  318.84
160  1  Round, bone-in
161  1  Round, boneless                   6       8,683   241.00  255.00  252.32
3  Round, bnls/peeled heel-out
167A 4  Round, knuckle, peeled           18      30,770   270.00  290.00  277.96
168  1  Round, top inside round          14      18,428   232.00  252.10  244.13
168  3  Round, top inside round          14      39,161   248.00  263.75  255.82
169  5  Round, top inside, denuded        5       5,902   283.87  292.00  287.57
3  Round, top inside, side off       0           0
170  1  Round, bottom gooseneck
171B 3  Round, outside round             20      66,402   266.83  280.00  275.24
171C 3  Round, eye of round (IM)         16      30,252   299.00  318.00  308.81
174  1  Loin, short loin, 2×3
174  3  Loin, short loin, 0×1            20      22,659   440.00  485.00  458.82
175  3  Loin, strip loin, 1×1             0           0
180  1  Loin, strip, bnls, heavy          0           0
1  Loin, strip loin bnls. 1×1
180  3  Loin, strip, bnls, 0×1           14      20,761   449.00  515.00  475.07
184  1  Loin, top butt, bnls, heavy       4       4,294   270.00  279.00  271.53
184  3  Loin, top butt, boneless         28      41,161   282.00  310.21  295.88
185A 4  Loin, bottom sirloin, flap       12      12,142   388.88  408.00  396.34
185B 1  Loin, ball-tip, bnls, heavy      12       9,282   286.00  310.00  302.92
185C 1  Loin, sirloin, tri-tip (IM)       6      67,571   304.78  318.00  312.82
185D 4  Loin, tri-tip, pld (IM)
189A 4  Loin, tndrloin, trmd, heavy      17      30,128   940.00  980.00  961.25
191A 4  Loin, butt tender, trimmed        5       4,954   939.06  950.00  944.02
193  4  Flank, flank steak (IM)           4       2,589   390.88  435.00  420.21
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CHOICE, SELECT & UNGRADED CUTS   Fat Limitations 1-6  (IM) = Individual Muscle
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124  4  Rib, Back Ribs, Fresh
124  4  Rib, Back Ribs, Frozen            6      51,020    99.00  105.35  100.43
121D 4  Plate, Inside Skirt (IM)         20      39,577   327.00  355.00  337.04
121C 4  Plate, Outside Skirt (IM)         7      28,096   386.00  410.00  407.30
121E 6  Outside Skirt, pld (IM)           7      14,520   580.00  625.00  586.99
Cap, Wedge Meat & (IM) Lean      55     238,517   269.90  299.00  277.30
Pectoral Meat                    41     134,197   278.00  305.00  289.55
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GB – STEER/HEIFER SOURCE – 10 Pound Chub Basis – Coarse and Fine Grind
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Ground Beef 73%                          25      84,326   191.00  224.50  204.36
Ground Beef 75%
Ground Beef 81%                          61     289,290   204.30  246.00  237.69
Ground Beef 85%                           0           0
Ground Beef 90%                           0           0
Ground Beef 93%                          19      60,422   331.00  345.00  337.82
Ground Beef Chuck 80%                    21     114,836   240.00  270.00  260.99
Ground Beef Round 85%                    30     132,481   273.92  311.00  302.39
Ground Beef Sirloin 90%
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BLENDED GB – STEER/HEIFER/COW SOURCE – 10 Pound Chub Basis – Coarse & Fine Grind
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Blended Ground Beef 73%
Blended Ground Beef 75%
Blended Ground Beef 81%                   5      55,120   209.00  222.20  209.50
Blended Ground Beef 85%
Blended Ground Beef 90%
Blended Ground Beef 93%
Blended Ground Beef Chuck 80%
Blended Ground Beef Round 85%
Blended Ground Beef Sirloin 90%
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BEEF TRIMMINGS – STEER/HEIFER SOURCE – Fresh Combos & Frozen Boxed
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Fresh 50% lean trimmings                  0           0
Frozen 50% lean trimmings
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FAT LIMITATIONS (FL) DESCRIPTION
Maximum Average Fat Thickness                         Maximum Fat at any point
1. 3/4″ (19mm)                                        1.0″
2. 1/4″ (6mm)                                         1/2″
3. 1/8″ (3mm)                                         1/4″
4. Practically free (75% surface lean exposed)        1/8″
5. Peeled/Denuded                                     1/8″
6. Peeled/Denuded, surface membrane removed           1/8″
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Items that have no entries indicate there were trades but not reportable
because they did not meet the daily 3/70/20 guideline.

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