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Beef cattle in New England graze in a corral in March. William Hahn, with the Animal Products and Cost of Production Branch Markets and Trade Economics Division of the USDA-Economics Research Service, said April had the highest five-area 35-65 percent Choice Direct steer his office has ever seen. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, supply and demand is what controls the price of beef cattle. But prices will fluctuate because it takes time to replenish the cattle supplies.
Beef up for higher prices
May 24, 2013 - 12:00am
April 6, 2013
Carolyn Lybeck shops for a package of hamburger at Hornbacher's Tuesday in Moorhead, Minn.
The cow jumped over the moon and beef prices may do the same
April 6, 2013 - 12:00am
August 31, 2012
Black Baldy cows roam in a pasture northwest of Regent in Hettinger County on Aug. 5. North Dakota's beef cattle industry accounts for $600 million of the state's agricultural income, according to the North Dakota Department of Agriculture.   According to the United States Department of Agriculture's most recent statistics from 2009, North Dakota contributed 2 percent to the nation's total cattle inventory that year.
Grazing in cattle country
August 31, 2012 - 12:00am
August 23, 2012
Calif. congress members ask USDA to reopen plant
August 23, 2012 - 3:47pm
April 2, 2011
Mothers Mean Business
April 2, 2011 - 12:00am
December 25, 2010
The Future of Beef II -- Midsized Challenges
December 25, 2010 - 12:00am
September 4, 2010
Press Photo by Lisa Miller
Cattle graze along Old Highway 10 early Friday morning. Researchers are trying to determine how a cows diet affects meat quality.
'Fat equals flavor'
September 4, 2010 - 12:00am
September 2, 2010
Marinade flavored with garlic, mustard and fresh parsley gives the Choice Roast Beef Sandwich a real punch that satisfies the taste buds. Photo by Sue Doeden
You'll be the envy of the lunchroom with this Choice Roast Beef Sandwich
September 2, 2010 - 12:00am
July 31, 2010
Beef Talk: More money in beef business
July 31, 2010 - 12:00am
March 27, 2010
Beef Talk: Slowly adapt bulls to new home
March 27, 2010 - 12:00am
March 11, 2010
PETA offers anti-meat trash cans for Colo. parks
March 11, 2010 - 4:20pm
November 14, 2009
BeefTalk: The value of Beef
November 14, 2009 - 12:00am
July 11, 2009
Capturing value the name of the beef game
July 11, 2009 - 12:00am
January 3, 2009
BeefTalk:Buying the right bull means checking his grades
January 3, 2009 - 12:00am