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Jul 21, 2016
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Meat Market Update | Sales volume jumps as buyers refill shelves

Sales volume jumped compared to the previous holiday shortened week as meat buyers refilled shelves. The Choice-Select spread continues to run well above last year even though finished cattle are grading a higher percent Choice and Prime, which reflects something about the current demand for Choice steaks....More
Jul 14, 2016
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Meat Market Update | Beef prices suffer during "Dog Days of Summer"

The Choice cutout continues to follow normal declining prices during the "Dog Days" of summer when beef sales suffer. Very hot weather normally slows beef sales down and meat buyers become more cautious; prices have been following the trends set in 2013 and 2015....More
Jul 11, 2016
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Jul 8, 2016
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Meat Market Update | Ground beef and sausage products rule the grill

The Weekly Average Choice cutout was $2.83 lower on the heels of the dropping Choice rib and loin prices which is a normal seasonal event as we switch over to the dog days of summer when more hamburgers and sausage products get used for grilling....More
Jun 30, 2016
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Meat Market Update | Choice middle meats drop in value

The Daily Choice Rib primal has dropped almost $50 in the past two weeks and the Choice loin has followed a similar path. This is part of a normal seasonal decline of the Choice middle meats during this part of the grilling season....More
Jun 23, 2016
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Meat Market Update | Sales volume sees huge boost from Father's Day weekend

Sales volume was very good with 7,073 total loads sold -- the largest volume since October of last year. That big increase in volume indicates that beef movement for last week's big grilling holiday was good....More
Jun 16, 2016
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Meat Market Update | Volume and prices up

We have been in the Father's Day shipping period since retailers were getting product to distribute for this big grilling holiday. We have a good increase in volume along with the increase in prices, which really shows how good the demand has been. Ribeye steaks continue to be a big item for Father's day....More
Jun 9, 2016
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Meat Market Update | Rib, loin sales keep cutout from dropping

The weekly average Choice cutout dropped 1.59, but Choice Rib and Loin steak sales continue to help keep the cutout from dropping lower. The Choice Select spread ended the week to over 24 dollars last Friday, which is double of last year and indicates good demand for steaks for grilling....More
Jun 2, 2016
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Meat Market Update | Average Choice cutout continues higher

The average Choice cutout continued to get higher even though the daily spot Choice cutout declined a little. Also, the volume of sales increased as buyers ordered product to refill shelves after Memorial Day sales along with booking product in the out-front sales for the Fourth of July holiday. The Choice primal rib and loin prices continued to improve, reflecting the fact that grilling steak sales were good....More
May 26, 2016
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Meat Market Update | Choice cutout higher this week

The Comprehensive or weekly average Choice cutout was $8.32 higher this week on the heels of the daily spot trade price rally as well as quite a few formulas that were priced off of last week's even bigger spot trade jump....More

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