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Beef Industry Fights Off 2001 Troublesta indicates that consumer demand for beef in 2001 increased 5.6% over the year before, according to the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. The numbers received a boost from a strong fourth quarter, which saw higher volume, officials said, adding that demand for the fourth quarter marks the 12th quarter out of the past 14 in which consumer purchases for beef

Beef Industry Fights Off 2001 Troubles

ta indicates that consumer demand for beef in 2001 increased 5.6% over the year before, according to the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. The numbers received a boost from a strong fourth quarter, which saw higher volume, officials said, adding that demand for the fourth quarter marks the 12th quarter out of the past 14 in which consumer purchases for beef have increased. While the latest figures are encouraging, the industry is faced

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