Beef Magazine is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Meat Market Update | Out-front sales provide boost to weekly volume

Ed Czerwien, USDA Market News reporter in Amarillo, TX, provides us with the latest outlook on boxed beef prices and the weekly cattle trade.

The weekly box beef report showed a prce increase of $2.49 and a big jump in volume. The total volume sold for the week was 6,761 loads, which was an increase of 889 loads. The out-front sales more than doubled and were 1,428 loads for the week. This was up 775 loads and made up most of that 889 load increase.   
An important note is that round and chuck products, along with top butts, accounted for a large portion of out-front sales. The average prices for these products sold out-front were $7-$24 dollars below current prices. However, there were some tenderloins which averaged about $18 above the current market.
These out-front sales really helped increase weekly sales volume, but a majority of the products were actually priced lower than our current week prices.


Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.