Choice Boxed Beef prices ended last week two dollars lower with the finished cattle trade mostly one dollar lower for week ending December 8, 2012. - Audio with Ed Czerwien, USDA Market News Office, Amarillo, TexasMon, 10 Dec 2012 13:07:47 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 8, 2012 at $192.95 cwt, $2.00 lower than the previous week. The week spot volume was only 899 loads. The total volume for all cuts last week was 6,801 loads which was about 50 loads more than the previous week, but continues to be subdued.
The general trend in the finished cattle trade was mostly $124 cwt in a light trade, about a dollar lower than last week. We saw light trade for the dressed deals also with most business at $196 to $198 cwt.
The average live weight from the cattle harvested in the Texas Panhandle was 1,281 pounds, ten pounds higher than the previous week.
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