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Choice Boxed Beef Price Firms Up and Finished Cattle Prices Were Steady Last Week - Audio with Ed Czerwien, USDA Market News Office, Amarillo, Texas

Mon, 16 Apr 2012 13:08:15 CDT

Choice Boxed Beef Price Firms Up and Finished Cattle Prices Were Steady 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 firm up by week ending April 14. Choice ended the week at $178.51 cwt, about .50 higher than the previous Friday. The load volume saw good movement of 1,193 loads. During the week, we did see the choice select spread inverted for a couple of days.

As far as the finished cattle trade last week, the trend was generally steady with the previous week. Business in the Southern Plains was mostly $122 cwt. Business was mostly $194 to $195 cwt in the meat, about $1.00 to $2.00 higher..

The average live weight of the cattle harvest from the Texas Panhandle was 1,224 pounds, down 8 pounds from the previous week.


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Ed Czerwien, USDA Market News Office in Amarillo, Texas
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