US Beef exports approach $7B

Dec. 7, 2017 - by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
DENVER—  Statistics released by the US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) and compiled by the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) show US beef exports stayed above last year’s pace in October and has a ch…

Will consumers pay for ‘natural’ beef labels?

Dec. 6, 2017 - by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
A new study showed customers need to be more informed when seeing "natural" at the store. KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Consumer research conducted by Arizona State Univ. recently looked at consumer pre…

Carcass weights, beef supply and beef demand

By Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing SpecialistBy Meatingplace Editors on 12/6/2017
The latest weekly carcass weight data for the week ended November 18 showed steer carcass weights at 902 pounds for the third consecutive week.  This is likely the seasonal peak in carcass weights an…