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Beef Industry Celebrates Banner Yeard, prices and consumption were all up last year, helping to propel the industry to new heights amid record supply, according to the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, which released the figures during its annual convention.Year-end beef demand for 2000 was nearly 3.6% higher than the prior year, according to officials.During the same period, beef expenditures

Beef Industry Celebrates Banner Year

d, prices and consumption were all up last year, helping to propel the industry to new heights amid record supply, according to the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, which released the figures during its annual convention.

Year-end beef demand for 2000 was nearly 3.6% higher than the prior year, according to officials.

During the same period, beef expenditures reached $52 billion, and consumption topped 66.2 pounds (chic

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