Premiums for quality beef continue to grow as packers seek cattle, MU economist says

Premiums for quality beef continue to grow as packers seek cattle, MU economist says

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Beef feeders can look for continued payment of quality-grid premiums from packing plants, said a University of Missouri Extension economist.

"This only happens because they really need quality cattle," said Scott Brown, an agricultural economist who follows the beef markets. "With high demand and short supplies of quality beef, packers are more willing to share."

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