Local Beef, Local Profits

Local Beef, Local Profits

Becky Mills
Progressive Farmer

In Kentucky, Kroger likes to tell its customers local ground beef just got easier to buy. It’s also gotten more profitable for producers here, thanks to a start-up program through the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association (KCA). “I couldn’t have been happier,” says Harrodsburg, Kentucky, cattleman Cary King. He sold four open cows to the program in May at an average price of $1,022 a head. “I’ve taken cows to the stockyard and gotten $720, and been pleased.”

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