National Weekly Boxed Beef Cutout & Boxed Beef Cuts - Negotiated Sales
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Des Moines, IA                Fri, Jan 12, 2018                 USDA Market News

NATIONAL WEEKLY BOXED BEEF CUTOUT AND BOXED BEEF CUTS - Negotiated Sales

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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WEEKLY COMPOSITE PRIMAL VALUES
 Primal Rib                                     316.27         292.67
 Primal Chuck                                   178.92         178.49
 Primal Round                                   179.49         178.96
 Primal Loin                                    272.17         254.71
 Primal Brisket                                 189.11         189.88
 Primal Short Plate                             134.57         134.57
 Primal Flank                                   110.94         110.37
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WEEKLY CUTOUT VALUE SUMMARY
                                                CHOICE         SELECT
Date  Choice Select Trim Grinds Total           600-900        600-900
01/12    53    15    19    20                   208.23         201.64
01/11    73    18     0    19                   209.07         202.95
01/10    71    27    16    20                   210.06         203.23
01/09    70    25     7    15                   210.49         203.69
01/08    56    26    10    12                   210.20         203.37
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WEEKLY AVERAGE                                  209.61         202.98
CHANGE FROM PRIOR WEEK                            1.62           3.25
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CHOICE/SELECT SPREAD:                                    6.63

TOTAL LOAD COUNT (Cuts, Trimmings, Grinds):               571
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NATIONAL BOXED BEEF CUTS - NEGOTIATED SALES   FOB Plant basis negotiated sales
for delivery within 0-21 day period, including sales since last report.

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

 Choice Cuts                 322.77  loads       12,910,636  pounds
 Select Cuts                 110.32  loads        4,412,606  pounds
 Trimmings                    52.00  loads        2,080,192  pounds
 Ground Beef                  85.86  loads        3,434,339  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     93    486,951   570.00   652.01   597.72
112A  3  Rib, ribeye, bnls, light       69    546,385   655.00   715.00   686.68
112A  3  Rib, ribeye, bnls, heavy      124    429,046   625.00   682.58   635.01
113C  1  Chuck, semi-bnls, neck/off     24     74,777   211.25   244.25   222.62
114   1  Chuck, shoulder clod           37    120,802   196.00   217.00   203.49
114A  3  Chuck, shoulder clod, trmd     61    328,228   206.86   236.50   215.89
114D  3  Chuck, clod, top blade         23     52,817   330.00   355.00   337.38
114E  3  Chuck, clod, arm roast         38     94,100   280.00   320.00   299.43
114F  5  Chuck, clod tender (IM)        36     23,705   425.00   476.75   457.22
116A  3  Chuck, roll, lxl, neck/off    158    689,263   281.00   316.50   294.39
116B  1  Chuck, chuck tender (IM)      115    442,631   229.00   261.50   238.40
      3  Chuck roll, retail ready       25    217,066   305.25   324.00   314.67
116G  4  Chuck, flap (IM)               49    155,611   556.02   675.00   593.42
120   1  Brisket, deckle-off, bnls     119    561,611   246.45   301.00   261.59
120A  3  Brisket, point/off, bnls       29     46,499   405.00   525.00   484.81
123A  3  Short Plate, short rib         69    100,056   480.00   576.00   522.47
130   4  Chuck, short rib              125    257,473   323.00   386.75   370.05
160   1  Round, bone-in                 17     10,355   205.75   235.00   222.35
161   1  Round, boneless                12     13,620   230.25   244.00   235.19
167A  4  Round, knuckle, peeled        154    439,531   238.00   277.50   251.41
168   1  Round, top inside round        65    237,174   198.53   228.00   209.19
168   3  Round, top inside round       118    823,455   209.00   245.75   215.09
169   5  Round, top inside, denuded     55    229,661   234.13   296.97   251.10
169A  5  Round, top inside, cap off     32    151,961   271.17   321.44   288.89
      3  Round, top inside, side off     7    120,349   235.00   258.00   250.19
170   1  Round, bottom gooseneck        13     52,726   199.11   251.00   207.91
171B  3  Round, outside round          142  1,057,546   214.00   266.75   240.70
171C  3  Round, eye of round (IM)      163    698,883   230.00   271.00   250.60
174   3  Loin, short loin, 0x1          63    311,774   465.00   557.25   485.83
175   3  Loin, strip loin, 1x1          19    110,689   427.09   475.75   443.24
      1  Loin, strip loin bnls. 1x1     11     55,104   454.00   506.00   458.44
180   3  Loin, strip, bnls, 0x1        154    968,239   500.00   576.25   514.92
184   1  Loin, top butt, bnls, heavy    22     41,944   330.00   350.00   338.85
184   3  Loin, top butt, boneless       97    339,397   327.00   378.15   350.12
184B  3  Loin, top butt, CC (IM)        17    177,297   460.00   529.58   490.15
185A  4  Loin, bottom sirloin, flap     76    371,316   449.99   566.50   465.77
185B  1  Loin, ball-tip, bnls, heavy    53    208,962   213.53   263.00   231.81
185C  1  Loin, sirloin, tri-tip (IM)    50    263,451   278.00   326.75   291.83
185D  4  Loin, tri-tip, pld (IM)        29     37,861   403.00   454.00   428.45
189A  4  Loin, tndrloin, trmd, heavy   115    408,159   928.00  1097.00   969.71
191A  4  Loin, butt tender, trimmed     10     29,701   925.00   960.00   940.55
193   4  Flank, flank steak (IM)        65    133,768   438.38   483.00   460.68
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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     13     26,721   529.00   565.00   552.70
112A  3  Rib, ribeye, bnls, light       32    138,597   575.00   660.75   600.03
112A  3  Rib, ribeye, bnls, heavy       46    108,918   570.00   636.50   596.00
113C  1  Chuck, semi-bnls, neck/off     22    136,179   211.25   230.00   216.52
114   1  Chuck, shoulder clod           23    141,810   194.96   219.00   201.94
114A  3  Chuck, shoulder clod, trmd     22     57,523   207.00   230.00   220.52
114D  3  Chuck, clod, top blade
114E  3  Chuck, clod, arm roast
114F  5  Chuck, clod tender (IM)        26     26,230   415.00   464.30   441.55
116A  3  Chuck, roll, lxl, neck/off     51    231,898   281.93   311.00   290.01
116B  1  Chuck, chuck tender (IM)       33     99,068   230.00   252.75   238.90
      3  Chuck roll, retail ready
116G  4  Chuck, flap (IM)               27     49,367   572.00   626.00   589.88
120   1  Brisket, deckle-off, bnls      21    195,068   251.00   303.39   274.05
120A  3  Brisket, point/off, bnls
123A  3  Short Plate, short rib         17     29,850   441.00   566.75   486.48
130   4  Chuck, short rib               19     35,457   349.00   395.00   364.77
160   1  Round, bone-in
161   1  Round, boneless
167A  4  Round, knuckle, peeled         43    176,754   230.00   272.00   250.00
168   1  Round, top inside round        16     76,622   205.00   228.00   211.69
168   3  Round, top inside round        34    113,681   209.99   234.00   217.80
169   5  Round, top inside, denuded     12     35,566   237.75   273.40   251.68
169A  5  Round, top inside, cap off      8     36,353   283.00   311.50   288.38
      3  Round, top inside, side off
170   1  Round, bottom gooseneck         6      4,258   201.47   216.11   211.02
171B  3  Round, outside round           36    280,939   221.53   256.00   232.44
171C  3  Round, eye of round (IM)       35     94,138   235.81   257.15   245.06
174   3  Loin, short loin, 0x1          29    138,356   388.40   480.39   433.03
175   3  Loin, strip loin, 1x1          14    404,120   346.08   388.00   362.26
      1  Loin, strip loin bnls. 1x1      5      9,840   372.20   418.60   395.47
180   3  Loin, strip, bnls, 0x1         57    141,629   418.75   501.50   441.92
184   1  Loin, top butt, bnls, heavy    16     17,258   300.00   330.00   320.47
184   3  Loin, top butt, boneless       44    141,896   311.50   358.00   340.11
184B  3  Loin, top butt, CC (IM)
185A  4  Loin, bottom sirloin, flap     27    137,950   430.00   546.50   454.25
185B  1  Loin, ball-tip, bnls, heavy    18     63,198   210.00   247.15   223.04
185C  1  Loin, sirloin, tri-tip (IM)    10     74,865   228.34   275.00   252.79
185D  4  Loin, tri-tip, pld (IM)        15     88,346   279.90   356.50   306.82
189A  4  Loin, tndrloin, trmd, heavy    35    161,898   910.34   990.00   927.28
191A  4  Loin, butt tender, trimmed     17     35,988   920.00   975.17   952.45
193   4  Flank, flank steak (IM)        14     15,426   435.00   466.00   457.71
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CHOICE, SELECT & UNGRADED CUTS   Fat Limitations 1-6  (IM) = Individual Muscle
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124   4  Rib, Back Ribs, Frozen         18     96,381    96.46   140.00   104.43
121D  4  Plate, Inside Skirt (IM)       43    158,684   370.00   428.72   386.14
121C  4  Plate, Outside Skirt (IM)      60     92,425   470.00   576.75   500.84
121E  6  Outside Skirt, pld (IM)        20     29,965   688.44   765.00   703.45
         Cap, Wedge Meat & (IM) Lean   138    786,213   238.15   280.00   245.14
         Pectoral Meat                 107    651,253   250.00   282.50   259.91
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GB - STEER/HEIFER SOURCE - 10 Pound Chub Basis - Coarse and Fine Grind
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Ground Beef 73%                         57    653,069   155.00   190.75   167.95
Ground Beef 75%                         10    115,785   166.19   180.25   172.95
Ground Beef 81%                        137    723,507   190.00   217.18   202.33
Ground Beef 85%
Ground Beef 90%
Ground Beef 93%                         36    215,438   294.18   350.00   311.88
Ground Beef Chuck 80%                   47    422,545   175.00   225.75   209.60
Ground Beef Round 85%                   19     43,941   250.00   281.00   270.81
Ground Beef Sirloin 90%                  9     11,617   313.00   313.00   313.00
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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%                 65    509,595   188.89   220.46   203.25
Blended Ground Beef 85%
Blended Ground Beef 90%
Blended Ground Beef 93%                 15     74,731   297.26   319.76   309.52
Blended Ground Beef Chuck 80%            4     15,690   199.23   212.00   205.36
Blended Ground Beef Round 85%            9     36,533   256.79   303.49   274.61
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                67  1,582,122    67.26    86.37    76.49
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 weekly 3/70/20 guideline.
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Source:  USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
515-284-4460    email:  desm.lpgmn@usda.gov
www.ams.usda.gov/market-news/livestock-poultry-grain
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