Sunday, April 14, 2024

TAMU: retail meat prices remain high

By Adam Russell Texas A&M University Texas A&M AgriLife photo/Laura McKenzie Retail prices for traditional summer grilling items, including beef, pork and chicken cuts, are higher than last year.

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Retail meat prices remain higher than last year as consumers plan for traditional seasonal gatherings, according to a Texas A&M University AgriLife Extension Service expert.

Wholesale beef prices for many cuts are lower than this time last year, but retail prices have not declined yet in turn, said Dr. David Anderson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension economist, Bryan-College Station. Beef and pork production continues to exceed last year’s level despite high feed costs, but demand has kept up with high supplies.

“I suspect part of the retail prices is consumer demand is. . .

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