14-08-2014 02:18 AM | USA

Beef prices skyrocketing

It was all about beef at the Washington County, Virginia fairgrounds today for the seventh annual Tri-State Beef Conference.

Stockers and cow-calf producers learned about beef cattle, calf management, livestock, animal health and farm operations. There was also a trade show with animal health, feed and marketing organizations involved in the beef industry.

We asked Andrew Griffith, a stock extension specialist, why beef prices are so high right now. "Drought has really forced the cattle herd to decline over the past three or four years, thus we've been taking cattle to heavier weight, to have more beef production. But we're still not that level, so that's really what's forcing the beef prices as far as a retail level and wholesale level." Griffith says he doesn't see the price of beef going down any time soon, at least not in the next two or three years.
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