The percent grading prime appears to be continuing to grow in 2020. The first two weeks of the year showed nationally a quarter to half a percent higher than in 2019. Last year, prime graded beef was high, ranging from 6.86% to 10.47% weekly. The five-year average ranges from 4.35% to 6.80% with the highest values in the fourth quarter.
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