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USDA Boxed Beef Cutout Closing Prices for August 28

August 28 (Bloomberg) -- This table details boxed beef cutout prices supplied daily by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Prices and loads traded are as of 3:00 p.m. U.S. central time.

Prices are determined from cuts in dollars a hundredweight and vary between higher-quality choice cuts and select beef cuts for sale f.o.b. Omaha, Nebraska.

CHOICE SELECT

600-900 600-900 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Current Cutout Values: 196.28 184.40 Change from prior day: 0.19 (1.24) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Choice/Select spread: 11.87

Total Load Count (Cuts, Trimmings, Grids): 188 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- COMPOSITE PRIMAL VALUES Primal Rib 309.37 273.44 Primal Chuck 166.35 163.59 Primal Round 166.54 165.02 Primal Loin 253.22 221.04 Primal Brisket 140.27 139.43 Primal Short Plate 141.74 145.22 Primal Flank 118.00 116.70 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LOAD COUNT AND CUTOUT VALUE SUMMARY FOR PRIOR 5 DAYS

CHOICE SELECT Date Choice Select Trim Grinds Total 600-900 600-900 08/27 69 53 4 16 142 196.09 185.64 08/26 42 37 5 23 107 195.80 184.14 08/23 66 54 18 16 153 196.19 184.09 08/22 54 43 3 13 113 195.84 185.28 08/21 81 69 10 35 195 195.46 184.44 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Current 5 Day Simple Average: 195.87 184.72 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NATIONAL BOXED BEEF CUTS - NEGOTIATED SALES FOB Plant basis negotiated sales for delivery within 0-21 day period. Prior days sales after 1:30pm are included.

CURRENT VOLUME - (one load equals 40,000 pounds)

Choice Cuts 71.22 loads 2,848,661 pounds Select Cuts 67.06 loads 2,682,527 pounds Trimmings 14.75 loads 590,197 pounds Ground Beef 34.69 load 1,387,589 pounds ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Choice Cuts, Fat Limitations 1-6 (IM) = Individual Muscle IMPS/FL Sub-Primal # of Total Price Weighted

rades Pounds Range Average ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 109E 1 Rib, ribeye, lip-on, bn-in 29 29,114 596.73 635.00 617.52 112A 3 Rib, ribeye, bnls, light 32 93,016 670.00 711.00 678.77 112A 3 Rib, ribeye, bnls, heavy 109 147,304 647.00 708.00 672.52 113C 1 Chuck, semi-bnls, neck/off 6 49,788 189.00 217.50 192.69 114 1 Chuck, shoulder clod 16 92,775 190.70 205.73 195.82 114A 3 Chuck, shoulder clod, trmd 72 178,429 197.00 221.50 207.14 114D 3 Chuck, clod, top blade 6 6,239 267.28 300.67 271.26 114E 3 Chuck, clod, arm roast 11 27,602 239.25 280.00 250.27 114F 5 Chuck, clod tender (IM) 18 27,282 405.00 421.50 413.53 115 1 Chuck, 2-piece, boneless 116A 3 Chuck, roll, lxl, neck/off 116 166,490 235.00 260.05 247.51 116B 1 Chuck, chuck tender (IM) 39 25,523 221.98 240.00 227.32

3 Chuck roll, retail ready 120 1 Brisket, deckle-off, bnls 118 259,780 200.00 222.17 206.76 120A 3 Brisket, point/off, bnls 19 14,981 360.48 385.00 374.24 123A 3 Short Plate, short rib 39 48,804 430.00 480.00 445.13 130 4 Chuck, short rib 55 53,756 317.00 346.00 331.55 160 1 Round, bone-in 161 1 Round, boneless 6 3,837 204.00 212.00 207.32

3 Round, bnls/peeled heel-out 167A 4 Round, knuckle, peeled 114 236,616 225.00 243.52 236.58 168 1 Round, top inside round 74 111,163 190.48 211.00 205.98 168 3 Round, top inside round 30 80,776 210.00 227.00 214.31 169 5 Round, top inside, denuded 21 39,345 245.00 261.50 249.08

3 Round, top inside, side off 170 1 Round, bottom gooseneck 5 2,253 204.00 212.00 206.81 171B 3 Round, outside round 61 163,785 205.00 236.00 216.78 171C 3 Round, eye of round (IM) 79 154,877 210.00 228.00 217.84 174 1 Loin, short loin, 2x3 174 3 Loin, short loin, 0x1 28 30,252 475.39 508.00 485.28 175 3 Loin, strip loin, 1x1 180 1 Loin, strip, bnls, heavy 0 0

1 Loin, strip loin bnls. 1x1 16 18,550 435.00 481.00 446.83 180 3 Loin, strip, bnls, 0x1 95 123,068 488.00 546.00 516.05 184 1 Loin, top butt, bnls, heavy 29 19,808 295.00 326.50 304.74 184 3 Loin, top butt, boneless 72 59,003 317.58 346.00 335.73 185A 4 Loin, bottom sirloin, flap 67 129,300 330.00 366.00 343.24 185B 1 Loin, ball-tip, bnls, heavy 46 49,098 207.45 220.00 216.00 185C 1 Loin, sirloin, tri-tip (IM) 21 25,524 250.00 279.50 256.82 185D 4 Loin, tri-tip, pld (IM) 28 24,334 355.00 374.00 367.09 189A 4 Loin, tndrloin, trmd, heavy 103 61,072 901.00 1000.00 953.60 191A 4 Loin, butt tender, trimmed 5 1,294 950.00 950.00 950.00 193 4 Flank, flank steak (IM) 27 55,482 437.00 470.00 450.47 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Select Cuts, Fat Limitations 1-6 (IM) = Individual Muscle IMPS/FL Sub-Primal # of Total Price Weighted

Trades Pounds Range Average ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 109E 1 Rib, ribeye, lip-on, bn-in 21 54,013 498.00 534.99 505.25 112A 3 Rib, ribeye, bnls, light 25 92,663 548.00 595.00 561.58 112A 3 Rib, ribeye, bnls, heavy 58 144,288 541.50 585.00 564.28 113C 1 Chuck, semi-bnls, neck/off 12 26,527 200.00 217.00 209.16 114 1 Chuck, shoulder clod 13 35,975 183.42 216.00 200.14 114A 3 Chuck, shoulder clod, trmd 27 84,687 200.15 215.56 207.64 114D 3 Chuck, clod, top blade 114E 3 Chuck, clod, arm roast 114F 5 Chuck, clod tender (IM) 11 9,981 350.00 365.00 353.86 115 1 Chuck, 2-piece, boneless 116A 3 Chuck, roll, lxl, neck/off 46 255,844 230.00 260.00 236.89 116B 1 Chuck, chuck tender (IM) 17 82,662 209.00 234.00 215.14

3 Chuck roll, retail ready 120 1 Brisket, deckle-off, bnls 24 98,716 202.00 210.00 204.95 120A 3 Brisket, point/off, bnls 123A 3 Short Plate, short rib 4 4,736 397.00 410.00 400.72 130 4 Chuck, short rib 9 11,615 316.70 345.00 329.55 160 1 Round, bone-in 161 1 Round, boneless 5 5,871 208.00 221.00 211.82

3 Round, bnls/peeled heel-out 167A 4 Round, knuckle, peeled 26 57,368 232.00 242.00 236.12 168 1 Round, top inside round 30 98,147 200.00 210.00 203.37 168 3 Round, top inside round 26 151,400 210.67 232.00 214.82 169 5 Round, top inside, denuded 11 14,596 249.00 262.00 250.76

3 Round, top inside, side off 170 1 Round, bottom gooseneck 5 14,468 201.72 222.00 206.16 171B 3 Round, outside round 34 210,575 205.00 240.00 210.65 171C 3 Round, eye of round (IM) 25 122,630 214.00 237.00 220.94 174 1 Loin, short loin, 2x3 0 0 174 3 Loin, short loin, 0x1 32 69,313 400.00 450.00 430.17 175 3 Loin, strip loin, 1x1 180 1 Loin, strip, bnls, heavy 0 0

1 Loin, strip loin bnls. 1x1 180 3 Loin, strip, bnls, 0x1 30 177,415 360.00 431.00 367.52 184 1 Loin, top butt, bnls, heavy 16 19,105 235.00 250.00 241.60 184 3 Loin, top butt, boneless 42 287,863 243.00 284.58 246.41 185A 4 Loin, bottom sirloin, flap 13 31,689 330.00 355.00 337.01 185B 1 Loin, ball-tip, bnls, heavy 27 81,155 196.67 216.98 204.32 185C 1 Loin, sirloin, tri-tip (IM) 16 42,326 237.68 250.00 242.78 185D 4 Loin, tri-tip, pld (IM) 189A 4 Loin, tndrloin, trmd, heavy 38 51,907 848.00 926.00 858.69 191A 4 Loin, butt tender, trimmed 8 6,276 820.00 842.80 828.73 193 4 Flank, flank steak (IM) 10 24,055 437.00 455.00 442.95 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CHOICE, SELECT & UNGRADED CUTS FatLimitations 1-6 (IM) = Individual Muscle ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 124 4 Rib, Back Ribs, Fresh 124 4 Rib, Back Ribs, Frozen 4 1,763 90.00 115.00 91.01 121D 4 Plate, Inside Skirt (IM) 22 59,396 358.00 395.50 363.78 121C 4 Plate, Outside Skirt (IM) 21 28,659 368.00 483.00 409.09 121E 6 Outside Skirt, pld (IM) 10 22,800 545.00 660.00 565.65

Cap, Wedge Meat & (IM) Lean 56 160,796 229.90 263.52 237.76

Pectoral Meat 41 50,688 235.00 255.42 247.66 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- GB - STEER/HEIFER SOURCE - 10 Pound hub Basis - Coarse and Fine Grind ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ground Beef 73% 55 204,287 168.00 196.00 178.00 Ground Beef 75% Ground Beef 81% 80 423,333 175.00 209.00 193.78 Ground Beef 85% 0 0 Ground Beef 90% Ground Beef 93% 24 135,348 221.31 255.50 231.83 Ground Beef Chuck 80% 49 151,862 180.00 212.00 201.44 Ground Beef Round 85% 40 218,493 196.25 233.00 218.06 Ground Beef Sirloin 90% ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BLENDED GB - STEER/HEIFER/COW SOURCE- 10 Pound Chub Basis - Coarse & Fine Grind ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Blended Ground Beef 73% Blended Ground Beef 75% Blended Ground Beef 81% 18 78,115 195.10 211.05 202.55 Blended Ground Beef 85% Blended Ground Beef 90% Blended Ground Beef 93% Blended Ground Beef Chuck 80% Blended Ground Beef Round 85% 0 0 Blended Ground Beef Sirloin 90% 0 0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BEEF TRIMMINGS - STEER/HEIFER SOURCE - Fresh Combos & Frozen Boxed -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fresh 50% lean trimmings 17 511,447 93.00 113.50 101.58 Frozen 50% lean trimmings -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FAT LIMITATIONS (FL) DESCRIPTION Maximum Average Fat Thickness Maximum Fat at any point 1. 3/4" (19mm) 1.0" 2. 1/4" (6mm) 1/2" 3. 1/8" (3mm) 1/4" 4. Practically free (75% surface lean exposed) 1/8" 5. Peeled/Denuded 1/8" 6. Peeled/Denuded, surface membrane removed 1/8" -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Items that have no entries indicate there were trades but not reportable because they did not meet the daily 3/70/20 guideline. Please refer to weekly LM_XB459 as the item may qualify. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

A cutout value is an average of the prices tallied for cuts of beef from cattle carcasses weighing 550-850 pounds. Cutout values are separated into three main product types. Fabricated loads are beef cuts taken from an animal's ribs, chuck, round, loin, brisket, short plate and flank; 50 percent loads are 50 percent lean beef trimmings. Ground loads may contain 73, 75, or 80 percent ground beef. A typical refrigerated truckload carries 40,000 pounds.

Choice 1-3 grade is a better grade than Select 1-3, partly because Choice cuts have more fat, or marbling, than Select cuts.

Grade quality is determined using a 1-5 yield grade scale. A rating of 1 is the highest ratio of muscle to fat, while 5 is the lowest. Marbling is an important flavor factor.

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