- Author: John M Harper
The following was posted on the several information sites but is worth including for those ranchers doing direct sales of boxed beef. It will help in pricing your cuts based on the wholesale and retail trades.
USDA has developed a new interactive Dashboard which allows users to view data for boxed beef markets in an easy-to-use, customizable way. The dashboard provides users with quick access to volume and price information in the form of customizable graphs and tables, which complement the existing data available through the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Market News site. With the addition of boxed beef, the AMS Livestock Dashboard now provides weekly data on boxed beef, cattle, hogs and sheep covered by Livestock Mandatory Reporting. Users can access the boxed beef dashboard at: http://mpr.datamart.ams.usda.gov/amsdashboard/boxed_beef/BoxedBeef_Dashboard_Option_1.html.
Adapted from National Meat Association's newsletter