Meat Market Update | Choice primals continue drastic decline

We are now entering the "dog days of summer" when grilling normally switches over to more hamburger and sausage items.

The Choice rib and loin primals continue their drastic decline pulling the Choice cutout lower, which is normal this time of the year. We are now entering the "dog days of summer" when grilling normally switches over to more hamburger and sausage items slowing the demand for those Choice middle meat items. Also since the beginning of May, the estimated FIS cattle harvest was about 209,000 more head of cattle harvested than last year.

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