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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...

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,...
Ready for the world?

Ready for the world?

Ready for the world?Beef producers must set the stage for Asian beef trade boom by Laura Nelson Producers can’t wait for profit to knock on the door; they must seek it out, and according to one economist, that means now.“It’s time,” Dan Basse says. “It’s time that the...