Beef, Poultry, Pork, & Lamb Market Update

4/9/21

Highlights

Beef: Demand is staying record high with middle meats continuing to lead the charge. There was a surprisingly low slaughter last week of 609k which is not helping in filling the increased demand. Short supply and consistent demand in all categories of the market. The choice cut-out remains very impressive right now, keeping select at a premium.

Chicken: Wing demand staying hot despite March Madness ending. Limited availability on many key items with steep asking prices. Some buyers have backed off a bit with the volatility in the market.

Chicken

Fresh thigh meat up. Fresh breast meat up. Fresh tenders up. Party wings steady.

Pork

Loins, Butts, Cushion, and Picnic steady. Back Ribs, Spareribs, and Legs up. Trim and Bellies mixed.

Lamb

Strong demand, limited supply.

Loins

Strips, Tenders, Tops, and Short Loins up.

Chucks & Rounds

Shoulder Tenders, Clods, Chuck Rolls, and Eye of Rounds up.

Thin Meats

Flanks, Sir Flap, Ball Tips, Briskets, Tri Tip, Skirts, and Pec meat up. Short Ribs steady.

Ribs

Up!

Ground Beef

Up.