beef http://hppr.org en Drought still taking toll on ranchers, beef prices http://hppr.org/post/drought-still-taking-toll-ranchers-beef-prices <p>California ranchers, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/04/14/302858835/drought-increased-demand-contribute-to-high-beef-prices">despite near-record beef prices</a>, are shrinking their cattle herds in response to one of the most severe droughts the state has ever faced, and many Western ranchers are taking advantage. Fri, 23 May 2014 05:01:27 +0000 Jackie Fortier 32192 at http://hppr.org Drought still taking toll on ranchers, beef prices Beef herd poised for growth … and cheaper steak eventually http://hppr.org/post/beef-herd-poised-growth-and-cheaper-steak-eventually <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the first time in nearly 10 years, the nation’s beef herd may be poised for growth, which could mean relief from rising meat prices. But with the fewest cattle in the beef supply since the 1960s, slow growth won’t cut prices anytime soon.</span></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 06:00:02 +0000 Grant Gerlock 26543 at http://hppr.org Beef herd poised for growth … and cheaper steak eventually Higher beef prices good for producers, may be tough on consumers http://hppr.org/post/higher-beef-prices-good-producers-may-be-tough-consumers <p>Once again, the prognosticators are saying <a href="http://www.meatpoultry.com/articles/news_home/Trends/2013/11/Beef_prices_climb_as_consumpti.aspx?ID=%7B623621CA-0B39-4A55-890F-A1AA56AF6B04%7D&amp;cck=1">beef prices are on the rise</a>. We’ve <a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/blog/1602/expect-higher-food-prices-thanks-drought/5#.Un1flfmoVyQ">seen this before</a>—last year, the drought and high feed prices were being blamed. This time, the supply is tight and with livestock farmers looking at lower costs of production, some may keep animals on the farm to help increase their herds, rather than sending them to market. Since consumer demand typically goes up at this time of year, Lee Schulz, a livestock economist at Iowa State University, said the combination will increase the price meatpackers pay to producers. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 06:01:00 +0000 Amy Mayer 24401 at http://hppr.org Higher beef prices good for producers, may be tough on consumers COOL too cumbersome for meat labeling? http://hppr.org/post/cool-too-cumbersome-meat-labeling <p></p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 05:01:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 21124 at http://hppr.org COOL too cumbersome for meat labeling? It’s what’s for dinner, and it’s more expensive http://hppr.org/post/it-s-what-s-dinner-and-it-s-more-expensive <p></p><p>The price of beef recently hit a record high according to <strong><a href="http://kutnews.org/post/you-are-paying-more-beef-ever">KUT News</a></strong>, and it’s not just the drought driving prices up.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 20330 at http://hppr.org It’s what’s for dinner, and it’s more expensive Tyson suspends use of controversial cattle feeding drug http://hppr.org/post/tyson-suspends-use-controversial-cattle-feeding-drug <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tyson Foods, Inc., announced last week that it will soon suspend purchases of cattle that had been treated with a controversial drug, citing animal welfare concerns.</span></p><p>But many in the industry wonder if the real reason is not about cattle, but rather the battle for sales in other countries, where using drugs for meat production is banned.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 05:00:01 +0000 Peggy Lowe 20137 at http://hppr.org Tyson suspends use of controversial cattle feeding drug