Ed Czerwien, USDA Market News reporter in Amarillo, TX, offers a summary of last week's beef trade and how it impacts the cattle market and beef prices. Sales volume improved because of the good weather throughout much of the country, which helped the last big grilling holiday and no doubt, impacted the restocking orders. The out-front sales were up 200 loads over last week, indicating good demand for late September and October, hopefully making up for the slower demand this spring.
However, it's important to note that the 10-week rolling boxed beef sales average was below 6,995 loads. Find more cattle price news here or bookmark our commodity price page for the minute-by-minute updates.