Choice Boxed Beef prices and the finished cattle trade ended lower for week ending December 1, 2012. - Audio with Ed Czerwien, USDA Market News Office, Amarillo, TexasMon, 03 Dec 2012 13:38:57 CST
In this week's beef report with Ed Czerwien, USDA Market News Office in Amarillo, Texas, the choice cut market ended the week of December 1, 2012 at $195.03 cwt which was $1.30 lower than the previous week. The weekly total for the daily spot volume was 857 loads. The total volume moved in all cuts, trims and grinds last week was 7, 755 loads.
The general trend in the finished cattle trade was mostly $2.00 lower on live deals with most trade at $125 to $125.50 cwt. Trade volume was very light as most sellers passed on buyer's bids. Dressed prices were at $199.00 on a light test.
The average live weight from the cattle harvested in the Texas Panhandle was 1,271 pounds, three pounds higher than the previous week.
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