The weekly average Choice cutout, which includes all types of sales including the daily Choice cutout, was $216.08, 49 cents lower even though the daily Choice cutout was almost $2 dollars lower the same week.
There were 5,832 total loads sold for the week, which was 1,023 loads lower than the previous week. That's a typical seasonal holiday load count.
Taking a look at the major primal cuts, the weekly average Choice rib primal was $4 higher again for two weeks in a row, regaining most of what it lost two weeks ago. The price jump occurred even though the daily Choice rib primal dropped quite a bit during the week and loin primal was $3 lower. The weekly average Choice chuck was steady and round primal was $2 lower.