Thursday, February 2, 2012

Beef prices

  • Steel yourselves, steak fans: your dinner is about to get a lot more expensive. The price of beef has hit an all-time high in each of the last four months.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • The price you pay for meat at the grocery store is likely to rise again in 2012. Soaring feed prices across North America and drought conditions in the United States are pushing the cost of meat — beef in particular — through the roof.
  • (The Vancouver Sun)
  • For anyone who loves a good steak, a juicy burger or a nice Sunday roast, these are anxious times.
  • (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
  • The Agriculture Department reported Friday there were about 91 million head of cattle in the U.S. on Jan. 1, down 2% from a year ago and the lowest level since 1952.
  • (USA Today)
  • La Crosse (WEAU) -The smallest U.S. cattle herd in 60 years may raise beef prices. A pound of ground chuck is already close to $4 in some supermarkets. The Agriculture Department says the price shouldn't be going down anytime soon.
  • (WEAU-TV 13)
  • NORTH PLATTE - If a new inventory report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture is any indication of whats to come, more people could find themselves putting beef back on grocery shelves instead of in their carts.
  • (Lexington Clipper-Herald)
  • PEORIA, ILL -- Beef prices are normally higher during the winter months. But due to a blistering hot summer for southern cattle farmers, prices are even higher than normal.
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  • In this 2010 photo, Gerry Shinn tags cattle with a radio frequency identification number at Performance Blenders in Jackson before loading the cattle onto a semi to travel to a processing plant in Kansas.
  • (Southeast Missourian)
  • The good news is Austin got some rain this week. The bad news is were still in a drought. Even if the rain were enough to end the drought, Texans will be feeling the effects of it for a while longer.
  • (Austinist)
  • Beef prices have come under more pressure at the factories this week as the intake of cattle at the plants shows signs of increasing.
  • (Irish Examiner)

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