Why beef quality grades are improving

Why beef quality grades are improving

Why beef quality grades are improving  by Steve Suther Prices have eased, but a 10-year uptrend in beef quality from U.S. grain-fed cattle remains in place. That’s partly because lower quality beef has sold at a widening discount to average quality, says a beef cattle...
The Ground Beef Market and Price Signals

The Ground Beef Market and Price Signals

The Ground Beef Market and Price Signals   by Steve Suther Beef’s getting better, to judge by the uptrend in quality grades and resurgent consumer demand. However, an increasing share of that demand has been for ground beef – and an average pound of that...

Demand for CAB more than doubles 2002 levels

Demand for CAb more than doubles 2002 levels by Steve Suther A consumer demand model for high-quality beef shows the market power behind a leading premium brand.The Kansas State University (K-State) model uses 2002 as an index base and charted demand for commodity...

Where Back fat, marbling and money meet

Where back fat, marbling and money meetThere are fat cattle, and then there are fat cattle  by Steve Suther It’s a wonder any cattle feeder can judge the marbling inside the ribeye by guessing fat thickness just under the hide. It shouldn’t work, but grid marketing of...