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Beef prices for Father's Day lowest since 2011
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June 16, 2017 -

As Father’s Day is this Sunday, many families will be outside grilling steaks with Dad this weekend. Executive Vice President of the Louisiana Cattlemen’s Association Robert Joyner says beef prices have been declining over the past few years and the beef industry has rebounded in a big way.

“This year is expected to be the largest commercial beef production year since 2011 and I think it’s going to be a good year.”

Joyner says while the demand for beef is up this weekend, prices will still be affordable given the large supply of cattle.

“We have more cattle because of the milder winter we had and lack of disasters. So the cattle market is looking good as far as numbers.”

Joyner says beef is more affordable than in years in the past and grilling up beef with Dad this Sunday is also a good source of iron and zinc. He says it looks like most families have steak on the menu this year as their Father’s Day meal.

“New York Strips or your ribeye are the most popular. Of course, your hamburgers are very popular but on a steak side I think the ribeye is the biggest seller.”

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