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Meat Market Update | Out-front grilling season leads cutout

Ed Czerwien, market analyst based in Amarillo, Texas, offers a concise summary of how last week's beef trade impacted the cattle market and beef prices.

Ed Czerwien

March 6, 2019

The weekly average Choice cutout, which includes all types of sales was $217.48. This was $1.80 higher regaining slightly more than it lost last week. The weekly average Choice rib primal was $5 higher and continues to climb in a similar early rising trendline  seen last year. However, it is trending above last year's prices. The weekly average Choice loin primal was $3 higher and very close to last year. Both of these provide steaks for the grilling season and were helped by higher priced out-front sales. They also get a boost from the higher priced daily spot sales.

 

About the Author(s)

Ed Czerwien

Market Reporter

Ed Czerwien is a market analyst in Amarillo, Texas. From the heart of Cattle Feeding Country, Ed follows the cattle and wholesale markets to keep beef producers up-to-date on the market moves that affect them. He previously worked with USDA as a Market News reporter. Ed is now semi-retired and continues to work with cattle trade analysis.

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