Saturday Morning Boneless Beef Price Report

Cattle 2
FOB Plant basis negotiated sales for delivery within 0-21 day period, including
sales since last report, U.S.dollars per 100 pounds.

Compared to last market test: Lean boneless and 85% were mostly moderately 
to sharply higher; 65% was generally steady; Other lean percentages were not 
fully established. Beef trimmings firm on moderate to fairly good demand and 
heavy offerings. 

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

Central                  11.57  Loads   --                       462,898  pounds
National                 46.99  Loads   --                     1,879,656  pounds
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FOB Plant - Central
                         # of        Total              Price           Weighted
                         Trades      Pounds             Range           Average
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Chemical Lean
  Fresh  92-94%              
  Frozen 92-94%                                            
  Fresh  90%                 8       228,865     $263.00     $273.00     $264.48
  Frozen 90%                                               
  Fresh  85%                 8       183,407     $203.00     $241.77     $233.21
  Frozen 85%                                               
  Fresh  81%                                               
  Frozen 81%                                               
  Fresh  75%                                               
  Frozen 75%                                               
  Fresh  73%                                               
  Frozen 73%                                               
  Fresh  65%                
  Frozen 65%                                               
Bull Product
  Fresh  94-96%                                            
  Frozen 94-96%                                            
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FOB Plant - National
                         # of        Total              Price           Weighted
                         Trades      Pounds             Range           Average
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Chemical Lean
  Fresh  92-94%              2        84,226     $272.00     $284.00     $277.98
  Frozen 92-94%                                            
  Fresh  90%                21       652,865     $263.00     $273.00     $267.24
  Frozen 90%                                               
  Fresh  85%                10       267,407     $203.00     $257.00     $240.69
  Frozen 85%                                               
  Fresh  81%                                               
  Frozen 81%                                               
  Fresh  75%                                               
  Frozen 75%                                               
  Fresh  73%                                               
  Frozen 73%                                               
  Fresh  65%                10        77,332     $161.00     $165.00     $163.09
  Frozen 65%                                               
  Fresh  50%                24       797,826     $113.00     $138.00     $119.80
  Frozen 50%
Bull Product
  Fresh  94-96%                                            
  Frozen 94-96%                                            
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Regional Breakdown:
  Central - AR,CO,IA,IL,IN,KS,KY,LA,MI,MO,MN,MT,ND,NE,NM,OH,OK,SD,TN,TX,WI.
  National - all states
  East Coast - AL,CT,DC,DE,FL,GA,MA,MD,ME,MS,NC,NH,NJ,NY,PA,RI,SC,VA,VT,WV.
  West Coast - AK,AZ,CA,HI,ID,NV,OR,UT,WA,WY.
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