The inherent versatility of the beef category is helping it ride out rising feed costs, and also inspiring processors to develop creative ways to reach out to consumers.
|Annual Beef Forecasts|
|Production (millions lbs.)||24,548||24,683||26,153||26,070||26,315|
|Per capita disappearance* (retail lb.)||66.0||65.4||65.7||65.0||64.4|
|Beef and veal exports (millions lbs.)||460||698||1,153||1,334||1,580|
|Beef and veal imports (millions lbs.)||3,679||3,599||3,085||3,200||3,300|
|—Forecasts are in bold.|
*Per capita meat disappearance data are calculated using the Resident Population Plus Armed Forces Overseas series from the Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce.
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