Choice Boxed Beef prices gained over $6.00 while the finish cattle trade was $1.00 to $2.00 higher for week ending August 10, 2012 - Audio with Ed Czerwien, USDA Market News Office, Amarillo, Texas
Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:25:09 CDT
Ed Czerwien, USDA Market News Office in Amarillo, Texas
In this week's beef report with Ed Czerwien, USDA Market News Office in Amarillo, Texas, we saw the choice cut market end the week of August 10, 2012, climb $6.80 to $184.95 cwt. Volume continues to be over a thousand loads for choice. The total boxed beef volume for last week was 7, 144 loads, which includes choice, select, trimmings and grinds.
The general trend in the finished cattle trade was $1.00 to $2.00 higher with live sales bringing mostly $119 cwt to $120 cwt and dressed sales $187 cwt to $188 cwt.
The harvest weights rose one pound on the average in the Texas Panhandle last week to 1,269 pounds.
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