USDA Boxed Beef Cutout Midday Prices for April 29

This table details boxed beef cutout prices supplied daily by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Prices and loads traded are as of 11:30 a.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: 234.45 221.16 Change from prior day: 1.28 (0.41) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Choice/Select spread: 13.30

Total Load Count (Cuts, Trimmings, Grids): 65 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- COMPOSITE PRIMAL VALUES

Primal Rib 347.40 314.01

Primal Chuck 186.96 181.29

Primal Round 194.76 192.78

Primal Loin 320.51 285.65

Primal Brisket 209.20 211.83

Primal Short Plate 176.86 176.86

Primal Flank 146.27 143.83 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LOAD COUNT AND CUTOUT VALUE SUMMARY FOR PRIOR 5 DAYS

CHOICE SELECT Date Choice Select Trim Grinds Total 600-900 600-900 04/28 57 33 12 38 140 233.17 221.57 04/25 58 21 11 24 114 232.83 221.64 04/24 55 25 6 10 96 233.80 222.07 04/23 57 46 10 39 152 232.64 220.67 04/22 51 45 5 16 118 231.21 219.62 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Current 5 Day Simple Average: 232.73 221.11 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 27.26 loads 1,090,354 pounds

Select Cuts 19.76 loads 790,491 pounds

Trimmings 0.00 loads 0 pounds

Ground Beef 18.11 load 724,207 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 15 143,678 622.00 652.00 638.55 112A 3 Rib, ribeye, bnls, light 12 26,317 697.00 725.00 703.48 112A 3 Rib, ribeye, bnls, heavy 27 29,283 689.50 730.00 702.91 113C 1 Chuck, semi-bnls, neck/off 114 1 Chuck, shoulder clod 5 3,960 220.00 225.73 222.65 114A 3 Chuck, shoulder clod, trmd 6 5,509 235.00 244.45 238.75 114D 3 Chuck, clod, top blade 8 22,304 328.00 373.00 337.03 114E 3 Chuck, clod, arm roast 6 6,044 242.00 275.21 254.87 114F 5 Chuck, clod tender (IM) 115 1 Chuck, 2-piece, boneless 116A 3 Chuck, roll, lxl, neck/off 16 40,820 262.00 285.00 267.05 116B 1 Chuck, chuck tender (IM) 16 19,331 230.00 252.30 240.68

3 Chuck roll, retail ready 120 1 Brisket, deckle-off, bnls 19 103,526 310.00 332.00 321.40 120A 3 Brisket, point/off, bnls 8 3,776 547.00 568.00 565.76 123A 3 Short Plate, short rib 6 12,852 480.48 510.85 490.47 130 4 Chuck, short rib 9 17,170 308.29 340.00 326.11 160 1 Round, bone-in 4 12,399 239.00 259.50 251.29 161 1 Round, boneless

3 Round, bnls/peeled heel-out 0 0 167A 4 Round, knuckle, peeled 13 89,272 235.00 260.00 238.97 168 1 Round, top inside round 7 6,781 260.00 281.41 271.01 168 3 Round, top inside round 12 44,438 263.75 285.00 269.52 169 5 Round, top inside, denuded 3 3,980 315.00 319.00 317.63

3 Round, top inside, side off 0 0 170 1 Round, bottom gooseneck 171B 3 Round, outside round 16 91,649 233.00 249.00 236.14 171C 3 Round, eye of round (IM) 14 31,162 235.27 261.00 247.78 174 1 Loin, short loin, 2x3 174 3 Loin, short loin, 0x1 22 12,894 600.52 649.91 616.28 175 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 8 5,074 650.00 677.00 667.58 184 1 Loin, top butt, bnls, heavy 184 3 Loin, top butt, boneless 20 68,359 364.50 385.00 375.58 185A 4 Loin, bottom sirloin, flap 4 3,406 530.00 567.00 550.50 185B 1 Loin, ball-tip, bnls, heavy 4 20,746 318.20 332.00 319.98 185C 1 Loin, sirloin, tri-tip (IM) 7 77,379 390.00 426.00 390.79 185D 4 Loin, tri-tip, pld (IM) 4 3,824 540.49 571.00 547.97 189A 4 Loin, tndrloin, trmd, heavy 11 36,691 1062.00 1201.00 1094.71 191A 4 Loin, butt tender, trimmed 193 4 Flank, flank steak (IM) 12 3,605 551.00 560.00 555.50 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 10 4,829 545.00 603.00 573.81 112A 3 Rib, ribeye, bnls, light 3 2,485 630.00 662.00 660.96 112A 3 Rib, ribeye, bnls, heavy 7 3,956 638.07 671.00 647.87 113C 1 Chuck, semi-bnls, neck/off 3 6,658 220.00 237.00 230.39 114 1 Chuck, shoulder clod 114A 3 Chuck, shoulder clod, trmd 5 25,165 230.75 237.00 233.61 114D 3 Chuck, clod, top blade 114E 3 Chuck, clod, arm roast 0 0 114F 5 Chuck, clod tender (IM) 6 8,101 440.00 484.50 477.03 115 1 Chuck, 2-piece, boneless 116A 3 Chuck, roll, lxl, neck/off 26 206,605 250.00 270.10 256.54 116B 1 Chuck, chuck tender (IM) 8 18,950 240.00 248.30 246.28

3 Chuck roll, retail ready 0 0 120 1 Brisket, deckle-off, bnls 11 38,124 315.00 334.91 324.18 120A 3 Brisket, point/off, bnls 0 0 123A 3 Short Plate, short rib 3 10,086 420.00 458.73 442.09 130 4 Chuck, short rib 8 6,436 325.00 340.00 332.04 160 1 Round, bone-in 161 1 Round, boneless

3 Round, bnls/peeled heel-out 0 0 167A 4 Round, knuckle, peeled 10 35,964 234.43 260.00 239.62 168 1 Round, top inside round 5 10,118 250.00 256.50 251.16 168 3 Round, top inside round 8 28,643 260.00 272.00 267.58 169 5 Round, top inside, denuded

3 Round, top inside, side off 0 0 170 1 Round, bottom gooseneck 171B 3 Round, outside round 10 66,697 230.00 241.00 232.88 171C 3 Round, eye of round (IM) 6 16,290 234.43 260.00 237.00 174 1 Loin, short loin, 2x3 0 0 174 3 Loin, short loin, 0x1 10 17,291 501.01 569.50 544.88 175 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 8 10,552 524.88 570.00 541.49 184 1 Loin, top butt, bnls, heavy 6 20,958 298.00 327.00 303.45 184 3 Loin, top butt, boneless 10 12,826 309.00 346.00 328.79 185A 4 Loin, bottom sirloin, flap (M) 185B 1 Loin, ball-tip, bnls, heavy 185C 1 Loin, sirloin, tri-tip (IM) 6 10,683 384.43 401.41 386.43 185D 4 Loin, tri-tip, pld (IM) 0 0 189A 4 Loin, tndrloin, trmd, heavy 10 80,625 1025.00 1055.00 1035.82 191A 4 Loin, butt tender, trimmed 193 4 Flank, flank steak (IM) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CHOICE, SELECT & UNGRADED CUTS FatLimitations 1-6 (IM) = Individual Muscle ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 124 4 Rib, Back Ribs, Fresh 124 4 Rib, Back Ribs, Frozen 4 15,289 96.05 126.41 106.04 121D 4 Plate, Inside Skirt (IM) 17 13,134 346.69 405.00 399.52 121C 4 Plate, Outside Skirt (IM) 7 5,009 541.50 606.00 586.76 121E 6 Outside Skirt, pld (IM) 7 9,795 775.00 877.25 811.69

Cap, Wedge Meat & (IM) Lean 11 90,299 332.00 360.00 333.64

Pectoral Meat 10 60,489 326.00 370.00 331.98 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- GB - STEER/HEIFER SOURCE - 10 Pound hub Basis - Coarse and Fine Grind ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ground Beef 73% 3 27,070 190.00 210.00 194.69 Ground Beef 75% Ground Beef 81% 10 40,635 198.00 240.00 216.19 Ground Beef 85% 0 0 Ground Beef 90% Ground Beef 93% 4 5,639 275.00 314.50 291.32 Ground Beef Chuck 80% 7 72,443 210.52 246.00 235.27 Ground Beef Round 85% 3 14,090 285.89 295.00 291.11 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% 14 102,640 195.15 220.15 206.59 Blended Ground Beef 85% Blended Ground Beef 90% Blended Ground Beef 93% Blended Ground Beef Chuck 80% Blended Ground Beef Round 85% Blended Ground Beef Sirloin 90% 0 0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BEEF TRIMMINGS - STEER/HEIFER SOURCE - Fresh Combos & Frozen Boxed -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fresh 50% lean trimmings 0 0 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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