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More choices, less Choice beef

More choices, less Choice beef

More choices, less Choice beef Trying to please every beef customer takes more of the best   by Laura Nelson A wider price gap between Select grade boxed beef and Choice or better—the Choice/Select spread—always comes back to supply and demand. Consumers vote...
It’s time to pay attention

It’s time to pay attention

It’s time to pay attentionAs the quality spread widens, prepared cattlemen profit  by Laura Nelson Boxed beef climbed 15% in value to start the year, but with the passing of summer into fall value trends began a dramatic differentiation. “At these prices, buyers...
Testament to plan well executed

Testament to plan well executed

Testament to plan well executedPratt Feeders wins CAB award  by Steve Suther A 38,000-head feedlot near Pratt, Kan., shows what can be done with a systematic approach to higher quality beef.Pratt Feeders committed to quality in 2003 by licensing with Certified Angus...
New demand index points to profit potential

New demand index points to profit potential

New demand index points to profit potential By Miranda Reiman The leading Angus brand has increased the number of pounds sold every year since 2005, but does that really mean demand for the product is soaring?Economists said there was not enough information to tell,...
Ranch, beef, sales education rolled into one

Ranch, beef, sales education rolled into one

Ranch, beef, sales education rolled into one By Miranda Reiman You don’t hear of too many September graduations. But then again, there aren’t that many MBA programs that consist of ranch visits, meats labs and sales sessions.Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) launched its...