Packers, producers need each other to succeed
Tri State Neighbor
“I don’t mind paying a premium for good cattle.”
Art Wagner of National Beef Packing Co. LLC, can say that because he knows the economics.
“I make more money on the cattle that grade Choice and higher, than I do on Select, so I have no problem discounting those that are below par. I’d like every animal that walks through my doors to grade Choice or Prime,” said the procurement vice president. “Is that a reality? No, but the more we get, the more premiums we can pay out.