Chuck Flap and Outside Skirts lost the most value this week and you will see decreases in the upcoming weeks. Top Sirloins remain the strongest cut with all grades increasing in price. Ribs and tenders have leveled off. Cattle weights still remain heavy with anything “light” still scarce.
Breast meat has lost the steam it had during the middle of January. It’s going down around $.05/LB next week. B/S Thigh meat remains a great value at nearly $1/lb. WOGS are steady to slightly down.
Commodity pork continues with the downward trend. Bellies and Bacon down a few cents. Butts and loins are also down a few cents.
Domestic racks and other cuts up slightly. All imported lamb is difficult to get in a timely manner. Harbor strike is causing big problems and most suppliers are just shipping from the East Coast. Imported prices are stable.
Supply is short to very short. Bones are in very short supply. Most prices have stabilized but top rounds continue to rise $.05- $.15 cents weekly.
Smaller sizes are available and prices are steady or slightly down from last year. Large Mexican wild are in short supply and expensive.