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. The comprehensive choice cutout was up for the week ending Aug. 24, but the sales volume dropped quite a bit. The weekly total for the daily volume was lower than the previous week and only 10% of the total sales for the week. The out-front sales were 1151 loads which was 636 loads less than last week and was responsible for most of the decline in the total sales.
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