AR-News: (US) Where's the beef? Cattle shortage causes prices to rise

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Tue Nov 4 14:17:26 EST 2003


[from Danville Advocate]

Beef, it may not be for dinner.

Jim Davis, the Harrodsburg Kroger meat manager, said beef prices are now
the highest he's seen since he started cutting meat in 1962. Ground beef
prices have doubled since last year, and Davis has noticed more Kroger
shoppers buying chicken or pork.

A shortage of beef cattle has driven prices up, according to industry experts.

Bob Ballard, who reports for State and Federal Market News, said there are
less cattle because of the popularity of the meat-based Atkins diet and
the mad-cow disease scare in Canada. 

full story:
http://www.amnews.com/public_html/?module=displaystory&story_id=3122&format=html

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