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Mar 5, 2015

Meat Market Update | Higher prices result in lower sales volume

The Choice box beef cutout jumped $2.86 this week in price, but the volume was the lowest non-holiday week in well over a year. During the previous week, trade saw slightly higher prices with sales volume that jumped and was higher in every category. However, this week's much higher prices brought lower sales volume in every single category....More
Mar 3, 2015
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Feb 26, 2015

Meat Market Update | Choice cutout gains ground ahead of spring grilling season

The Choice cutout was higher with improved volume in all segments on the heels of the steady improvement that we have been watching on the daily cutout during the last week....More
Feb 19, 2015

Meat Market Update | Wholesale markets see a decline

The Comprehensive or Average Choice Cutout was $5.60 lower for the week ending Saturday, February 14. Additionally, the cutout saw declining sales volume of 6,102 loads, down 499 loads for the week. The exports and out-front sales also saw a dip....More
Feb 12, 2015

Meat Market Update | Fresh beef imports increase

We continue to increase our imports of fresh beef; these fresh beef imports include a large quantity of trimmings that goes into ground beef products. The latest report of imported meat passed for entry into the U.S. for January 31 reported 25,925 metric tons of fresh beef....More
Feb 9, 2015

Meat Market Update | Long-term forward contracts up

The biggest component this week was the longer term forward contracts which were 1,440 loads. We have not seen numbers this big since February of 2009 and 2010....More
Jan 29, 2015

Meat Market Update | Huge increase in fresh beef imports

High beef prices and the higher value of the dollar are definitely attracting imports. This year we have seen an enormous increase in imports of fresh beef. The latest report of Imported Meat Passed for Entry into the U.S. for January 17 showed 24,230 metric tons of fresh beef were important. That equates to over 53 million lbs. for that week alone....More
Jan 22, 2015

Meat Market Update | Both price & sales volume are up in 2015

The Comprehensive or Weekly Average Choice cutout which includes all types of sales was $6.70 higher and there were 6,325 total loads sold....More
Jan 15, 2015

Meat Market Update | Sales see boost as retailers restock shelves

Sales are usually good right after the holidays as retailers switch back to more beef items. There were 6,639 total loads sold which was 1,678 loads higher than the previous week. Loads sold was almost exactly the same as last year, as retailers once again aggressively restock shelves after the holidays....More
Jan 8, 2015

Meat Market Update | Beef trimmings on the rise since 2013

One of the most important items in the box beef trade for 2014 was that the price of "ninety percent trimmings" began a very significant meteoric climb in prices in December 2013....More

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