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USDA Boxed Beef Cutout Closing Prices for December 30

December 30 (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: 199.71 195.46 Change from prior day: 2.72 4.16 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Choice/Select spread: 4.26

Total Load Count (Cuts, Trimmings, Grids): 115 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- COMPOSITE PRIMAL VALUES Primal Rib 283.65 262.44 Primal Chuck 180.03 181.77 Primal Round 187.93 189.39 Primal Loin 247.01 232.98 Primal Brisket 140.05 140.87 Primal Short Plate 130.74 134.38 Primal Flank 98.04 98.35 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LOAD COUNT AND CUTOUT VALUE SUMMARY FOR PRIOR 5 DAYS

CHOICE SELECT Date Choice Select Trim Grinds Total 600-900 600-900 12/27 80 32 21 7 140 196.99 191.30 12/26 44 23 8 11 87 196.93 190.46 12/24 74 39 10 36 158 196.86 191.98 12/23 56 27 8 10 101 196.69 190.52 12/20 53 43 1 13 110 196.79 188.43 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Current 5 Day Simple Average: 196.85 190.54 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 63.61 loads 2,544,470 pounds Select Cuts 24.24 loads 969,767 pounds Trimmings 6.31 loads 252,504 pounds Ground Beef 20.58 load 823,106 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 30 123,368 525.60 580.00 530.25 112A 3 Rib, ribeye, bnls, light 16 27,420 555.00 631.50 598.04 112A 3 Rib, ribeye, bnls, heavy 38 113,101 557.50 625.00 580.51 113C 1 Chuck, semi-bnls, neck/off 5 38,202 206.00 235.00 207.37 114 1 Chuck, shoulder clod 6 20,924 212.23 237.70 230.15 114A 3 Chuck, shoulder clod, trmd 27 133,003 227.00 257.00 239.44 114D 3 Chuck, clod, top blade 5 25,746 245.00 298.00 262.92 114E 3 Chuck, clod, arm roast 14 88,264 256.00 312.50 295.92 114F 5 Chuck, clod tender (IM) 8 4,971 297.50 335.70 311.07 115 1 Chuck, 2-piece, boneless 116A 3 Chuck, roll, lxl, neck/off 38 222,569 255.05 295.00 283.43 116B 1 Chuck, chuck tender (IM) 17 20,305 233.20 252.00 243.94

3 Chuck roll, retail ready 120 1 Brisket, deckle-off, bnls 31 103,315 205.00 220.00 210.67 120A 3 Brisket, point/off, bnls 12 17,309 365.60 408.00 371.72 123A 3 Short Plate, short rib 28 45,415 438.88 551.00 494.66 130 4 Chuck, short rib 28 79,917 305.32 354.00 331.25 160 1 Round, bone-in 161 1 Round, boneless 10 20,362 249.00 271.30 254.64

3 Round, bnls/peeled heel-out 167A 4 Round, knuckle, peeled 43 120,708 254.50 272.00 260.19 168 1 Round, top inside round 13 18,939 223.00 244.00 231.96 168 3 Round, top inside round 11 33,439 240.00 255.00 244.78 169 5 Round, top inside, denuded 17 66,937 272.00 297.75 275.39

3 Round, top inside, side off 170 1 Round, bottom gooseneck 171B 3 Round, outside round 39 215,939 231.00 262.00 251.23 171C 3 Round, eye of round (IM) 41 72,824 265.00 285.00 271.46 174 1 Loin, short loin, 2x3 0 0 174 3 Loin, short loin, 0x1 22 73,903 438.00 480.51 456.24 175 3 Loin, strip loin, 1x1 180 1 Loin, strip, bnls, heavy

1 Loin, strip loin bnls. 1x1 6 35,802 405.00 440.00 434.89 180 3 Loin, strip, bnls, 0x1 30 72,896 452.00 511.00 493.14 184 1 Loin, top butt, bnls, heavy 3 4,467 255.00 280.00 268.15 184 3 Loin, top butt, boneless 21 124,888 285.00 303.00 287.43 185A 4 Loin, bottom sirloin, flap 23 26,928 360.00 400.00 380.48 185B 1 Loin, ball-tip, bnls, heavy 16 140,182 240.00 255.00 240.79 185C 1 Loin, sirloin, tri-tip (IM) 7 30,768 290.00 308.00 298.90 185D 4 Loin, tri-tip, pld (IM) 5 2,601 390.00 413.00 403.55 189A 4 Loin, tndrloin, trmd, heavy 31 61,193 930.00 1050.00 996.30 191A 4 Loin, butt tender, trimmed 8 6,399 925.00 1005.00 982.86 193 4 Flank, flank steak (IM) 18 51,587 350.00 380.00 363.52 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 15 36,267 465.00 523.00 483.81 112A 3 Rib, ribeye, bnls, light 11 31,238 490.00 570.00 526.61 112A 3 Rib, ribeye, bnls, heavy 36 138,647 490.00 573.00 519.86 113C 1 Chuck, semi-bnls, neck/off 5 6,224 227.00 235.00 229.40 114 1 Chuck, shoulder clod 114A 3 Chuck, shoulder clod, trmd 5 18,451 237.00 250.19 246.90 114D 3 Chuck, clod, top blade 114E 3 Chuck, clod, arm roast 114F 5 Chuck, clod tender (IM) 115 1 Chuck, 2-piece, boneless 116A 3 Chuck, roll, lxl, neck/off 15 39,945 259.00 293.00 283.69 116B 1 Chuck, chuck tender (IM) 9 17,416 225.00 252.00 247.84

3 Chuck roll, retail ready 120 1 Brisket, deckle-off, bnls 10 49,013 200.00 220.00 211.57 120A 3 Brisket, point/off, bnls 123A 3 Short Plate, short rib 5 9,816 430.00 531.00 476.75 130 4 Chuck, short rib 9 6,868 323.06 340.00 329.17 160 1 Round, bone-in 0 0 161 1 Round, boneless 0 0

3 Round, bnls/peeled heel-out 0 0 167A 4 Round, knuckle, peeled 4 15,330 254.50 272.00 268.98 168 1 Round, top inside round 168 3 Round, top inside round 9 39,071 234.00 255.00 245.26 169 5 Round, top inside, denuded

3 Round, top inside, side off 170 1 Round, bottom gooseneck 3 3,065 220.00 235.00 230.38 171B 3 Round, outside round 12 23,925 244.07 262.00 251.13 171C 3 Round, eye of round (IM) 10 14,854 262.00 291.70 274.16 174 1 Loin, short loin, 2x3 0 0 174 3 Loin, short loin, 0x1 13 32,148 411.00 451.00 445.28 175 3 Loin, strip loin, 1x1 180 1 Loin, strip, bnls, heavy 0 0

1 Loin, strip loin bnls. 1x1 0 0 180 3 Loin, strip, bnls, 0x1 29 64,668 385.00 453.00 434.55 184 1 Loin, top butt, bnls, heavy 4 3,298 240.00 275.00 264.19 184 3 Loin, top butt, boneless 22 53,808 245.00 290.00 267.90 185A 4 Loin, bottom sirloin, flap 8 6,540 360.00 380.00 370.78 185B 1 Loin, ball-tip, bnls, heavy 7 22,947 237.00 260.70 247.73 185C 1 Loin, sirloin, tri-tip (IM) 185D 4 Loin, tri-tip, pld (IM) 189A 4 Loin, tndrloin, trmd, heavy 21 128,510 896.00 975.00 936.37 191A 4 Loin, butt tender, trimmed 7 4,419 900.00 985.00 904.00 193 4 Flank, flank steak (IM) 10 26,791 348.00 395.00 364.06 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CHOICE, SELECT & UNGRADED CUTS FatLimitations 1-6 (IM) = Individual Muscle ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 124 4 Rib, Back Ribs, Fresh 124 4 Rib, Back Ribs, Frozen 5 10,361 87.00 113.30 95.65 121D 4 Plate, Inside Skirt (IM) 10 15,617 330.00 340.00 333.12 121C 4 Plate, Outside Skirt (IM) 15 50,745 385.00 426.00 393.06 121E 6 Outside Skirt, pld (IM) 17 34,506 529.60 640.00 575.96

Cap, Wedge Meat & (IM) Lean 39 158,530 255.00 286.00 262.78

Pectoral Meat 16 45,775 269.00 291.00 274.76 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- GB - STEER/HEIFER SOURCE - 10 Pound hub Basis - Coarse and Fine Grind ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ground Beef 73% 13 174,619 169.23 191.50 181.98 Ground Beef 75% Ground Beef 81% 18 71,196 188.55 215.00 200.92 Ground Beef 85% 0 0 Ground Beef 90% Ground Beef 93% 16 93,791 275.87 286.00 283.72 Ground Beef Chuck 80% 14 116,082 208.76 232.00 221.49 Ground Beef Round 85% 13 60,350 240.00 265.00 252.37 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% 10 135,039 190.00 218.00 216.80 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 10 252,504 85.14 91.00 87.56 Frozen 50% lean trimmings 0 0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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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