MEAT PRICES HIT 3-YEAR LOWS

DENVER - Greater production, coupled with lower export demand, has led to a surplus of beef, chicken and pork, resulting in the lowest meat prices consumers have seen in years."We'll see improved beef specials and meat features through the spring and summer," said Randy Blach, executive vice president of Cattle-Fax, Denver. "The large supplies will equate to greater choices for consumers and retailers."Beef

DENVER - Greater production, coupled with lower export demand, has led to a surplus of beef, chicken and pork, resulting in the lowest meat prices consumers have seen in years.

"We'll see improved beef specials and meat features through the spring and summer," said Randy Blach, executive vice president of Cattle-Fax, Denver. "The large supplies will equate to greater choices for consumers and retailers."

Beef production is up 5% to 6% compared to last year, according to Blach.

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