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Beef markets return to “pre-fire” levels

Photo by Anna Hastert

The cattle industry saw a major jump in boxed beef prices after the Tyson Foods’ packing plant fire in early August. But at the same time, the price of cattle dropped.

Market manipulation charges were leveled, and anger has persisted. Over two months later, prices have realigned with supply and demand. 

A livestock economist states a hard truth about markets, in a moment.

AUDIO: Money Matters 

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