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By choice, not chance

A couple weeks ago I told you how Rich Blair still remembers his first Prime premium—it was a big deal. It’d never happened before. He’s probably not the only cattleman in that category. Heck, the national average for Prime is running at 3%, and we’re talking about...
Packer says cooperate, modern technology

Packer says cooperate, modern technology

Packer says cooperate, modern technology By Miranda Reiman If national trends are the equivalent of a beef industry report card, then ranchers and feeders are making the grade.But Glen Dolezal, of Cargill Meat Solutions, warns that they need to pay attention to stay...

Now we’re in the money!

I’m excited to see the price differential between Choice and Select boxed beef at $11.87/cwt today.  Did anyone else notice?  It’s a pretty big adjustment from the values under $5.00/cwt. that we’ve seen more often than not over the past few years and as recently as...

Mythbuster Monday: Good fat, bad fat

Last week while sampling Certified Angus Beef® Prime tenderloins to hungry New Yorkers, I tried diligently to explain exactly why this was some of the best beef they had ever eaten. It’s all about the marbling – those beautiful flecks of flavor you see evenly...