Beef: Light sales and softer prices
this week but the decline in boxed beef isn’t as sharp and is starting to level
out. Weights and quality grading continue to decline, indicating a current fed
cattle population. Choice/select spread is narrowing some more, with middle
meats contributing the most to this. Another week of ribs trending higher, with recovered
Chicken: A handful of items still show limited availability, with increased demand and supply restraints; thigh meat, leg meat, and tenders to name a few. Labor issues continue to problematic but has seen some improvement. Overall, proving to be a quiet and seasonal trending market with the lack of activity.