We ended 2019 with 72% of the harvest reaching Choice grade and 8.6% Prime. There’s more premium beef on the market than ever. Could we be approaching our destination, maybe even delivering too much of a good thing?
U.S. beef exports continue to remain strong, according to USMEF. The Federation released its year-end numbers on 2019 export sales last week, and it says beef exports are down slightly from the record year of 2018.
Researchers from the College of Veterinary Medicine have developed a faster, more efficient method of detecting Shiga toxin-producing E. coli, or STEC, in ground beef, which often causes recalls of ground beef.