Nice to Meat Ya: Bruce Longo

People ask Bruce Longo all the time, “How did you get from selling wheel chairs for a living, to reporting the price of a PISMO?” OK, that won’t make sense for a few lines here, but stay with me. These days, Bruce has a lot to do with the price of a PISMO and...

Five star beef drives demand

While traveling, either out of spontaneity or lack of planning I often find myself at the mercy of my smartphone and online searching abilities to find a place to eat. Luckily there are websites like Trip Advisor specifically made to help find quality restaurants, and...

Surprise sales lead to restocking

Here’s your Meat Market Minute: Federally Inspected harvest was up 9,000 going into last Saturday’s production, however, packers pulled back and only processed an estimated 2,000 head more than the previous week. Despite the incremental increase, overall beef...

Some up, some down

Here’s this week’s Meat Market Minute: Cattle were yet to have traded as of last Friday afternoon, but bids stood at $119 while cattle owners asked $121 or higher. Beef production was up the week, estimated at 639,000 head, driven in large part by...

Mother’s Day shopping? Done.

Welcome to your Meat Market Minute: Federally Inspected cattle harvest in mid-April was again slightly up from its previous week (2%), estimated at 623,000. That was still well off of last years’ mark as packers continue their reluctance to sizably increase the...

Beef: packers gotta have it

Here’s your weekly Meat Market Minute: Live cattle traded steady in the South and slightly up in the North for an average of $123 last week. That was a victory for cattle feeders amid the second consecutive week of significantly reduced production as packers...