Beef Retail

2011 - A year of record growth for U.S. beef exports back

Beef exports were up 27 percent over a year ago at the end of September reports USDA. Most of this growth was the result of strong demand in Asia, where exports to Japan and South Korea were 36 and 47 percent higher than a year ago. Beef exports to Japan and South Korea alone at the end of the third quarter for 2011 accounted for 31 percent of the total U.S. beef exports. FULL STORY »

Foreign demand for U.S. beef to remain strong into 2012

U.S. beef exports for 2011 continue to remain robust. Twenty-one-percent growth is expected this year as beef exports are forecast at 2.78 billion pounds. FULL STORY »

FAO: World food price fall slows in November

World food prices dipped month-on-month in November but remained at high levels with further scope to rise due to future supply concerns, the United Nations' food agency said on Thursday. FULL STORY »

Premiums for beef: The value of traceability Play video

University of Nebraska meat scientist Chris Calkins, PhD, says new research data indicates restaurant customers prefer and will pay premiums for steaks identified back to their ranch of origin. FULL STORY »

More choices, less Choice beef

Trying to please every beef customer takes more of the best FULL STORY »

McDonald’s ad campaign will feature producers

McDonald’s plans to present an ad campaign in 2012 that will feature farmers and growers that supply the products. “We will bring to the consumer, the folks who are actually producing the product,” says Debbie Roberts, vice president and general manager of McDonald’s Midwest Region. FULL STORY »

CME Group: Good news and bad news for the restaurant industry

To be in the restaurant business you have to be an optimist. During the recession, restaurant operators were mostly upbeat about future business prospects even as actual conditions remained very negative. FULL STORY »

LivingSocial to run national meal deal with McDonald's

LivingSocial Inc is set to run a national discount offer with McDonald's Corp as the second-largest daily-deals company moves to catch larger rival Groupon Inc. FULL STORY »

Restaurants face dramatically higher beef costs in 2012

Restaurants and others in the foodservice business face “dramatically” higher beef costs in 2012 amid shrinking cattle inventories and the prospect for strong exports, according to a report by BB&T Capital Markets analyst Heather Jones. FULL STORY »

Growing demand for food being met by larger commercial farms

Without a significant change in the number of US farms, productivity has increased substantially over the past three decades. But how has that occurred. After studying the agricultural census since 1987, USDA economists have determined the secret lies in who is producing and how it is being produced. FULL STORY »

MythCrushers address processed meat myths Play video

The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) joined the American Meat Institute (AMI) today to launch the third installment of seven new myth-crushing videos. The new video sets the record straight about myths associated with processed meats. FULL STORY »

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