BeefTalk: Understanding and Proactive Is Better Than Defensive and Average
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist NDSU Extension Service
One could conclude that given the extreme amount of variation within beef prices, it is futile to try to make sense of it. That would be wrong.
Tracking the value of beef is interesting. No matter where one turns, there is considerable variation that results in a value spread.
This occurs to feeder calves, backgrounded calves or at harvest. On the rail, similar variations occur all the way to the box.