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Another Increase in Choice Boxed Beef Prices and Finished Cattle Prices Were Lower Last Week - Audio with Ed Czerwien, USDA Market News Office, Amarillo, Texas

Mon, 30 Apr 2012 13:07:00 CDT

Another Increase in Choice Boxed Beef Prices and Finished Cattle Prices Were Lower Last Week - Audio with Ed Czerwien, USDA Market News Office, Amarillo, Texas


   
In this week's beef report, according to Ed Czerwien, USDA Market News Office in Amarillo, Texas, said we saw the choice cut market end the week April 28, 2012 at $190.27 cwt last Friday which was $2.00 higher than the previous week, however it plateaued out by the end of the week. It was supported by a $12.00 increase in the 50 percent trimmings price. The spot trade volume however was the lowest in quite a while.

The general trend in the finished cattle trade was $1.00 to $3.00 lower last week with live sales mostly at $119.00 cwt to $120.00 cwt in the South.
Dressed sales were $4.00 to $6.00 lower with most sales at $194.00 cwt.

The average live weight from the Texas Panhandle was 1,228 pounds, up a pound from the previous week.


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Ed Czerwien, USDA Market News Office in Amarillo, Texas
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