Tuesday Morning Boneless Beef Price Report

Cattle
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 was generally steady; 85% was 
unevenly steady; 81% was sharply lower; 75% was weak to lower; 65% was mostly 
firm to higher; Other lean percentages were not fully established. Beef trimmings 
weak on light demand and offerings.

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

Central                  43.80  Loads   --                     1,751,934  pounds
National                 52.27  Loads   --                     2,090,746  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%              8       172,200     $267.60     $270.56     $269.22
  Frozen 92-94%                                            
  Fresh  90%                31       782,077     $252.00     $259.37     $257.29
  Frozen 90%                                               
  Fresh  85%                17       391,184     $195.50     $244.00     $219.29
  Frozen 85%                                               
  Fresh  81%                 6       252,000     $206.00     $206.00     $206.00
  Frozen 81%                                               
  Fresh  75%                 2        58,800     $187.47     $190.15     $188.71
  Frozen 75%                                               
  Fresh  73%                                               
  Frozen 73%                                               
  Fresh  65%                 5        95,673     $158.00     $161.44     $160.17
  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%              8       172,200     $267.60     $270.56     $269.22
  Frozen 92-94%                                            
  Fresh  90%                35       900,464     $252.00     $263.00     $257.28
  Frozen 90%                                               
  Fresh  85%                17       391,184     $195.50     $244.00     $219.29
  Frozen 85%                                               
  Fresh  81%                 6       252,000     $206.00     $206.00     $206.00
  Frozen 81%                                               
  Fresh  75%                 6       163,677     $183.92     $193.76     $185.97
  Frozen 75%                                               
  Fresh  73%                                               
  Frozen 73%                                               
  Fresh  65%                 5        95,673     $158.00     $161.44     $160.17
  Frozen 65%                                               
  Fresh  50%                 5       115,548     $102.00     $120.00     $114.73
  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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