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Retail meat prices remain high

Retail meat prices remain higher than last year as consumers plan for traditional Memorial Day gatherings, according to David Anderson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension economist, Bryan-College Station.

Wholesale beef prices for many cuts are lower than this time last year, but retail prices have not declined yet in turn, Anderson said. Beef and pork production continues to exceed last year’s level despite high feed costs, but demand has kept up with high supplies.

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