The weekly average Choice cutout which includes all types of sales including the daily Choice cutout was $211.22 which was $0.42 lower. These prices are similar to 2015 and 2017 when they both balanced out some before beginning a drop before the Christmas season. We'll watch closely to see if follows that same trend in 2018.
The weekly average Choice rib primal was $2 higher, rebounding and following the daily primal increases again. The weekly average Choice loin primal was $1 higher. The weekly average Choice chuck and round primals were $1-4 lower this week which offset the rib and loin primal increases because these two represent a much bigger portion of the carcass.