Red Meat Consumption Rises as Beef Prices Drop in U.S.

March 29, 2016

Chicken is still top dog, but beef is on the rise

Where’s the beef? On dining tables across America, according to Bloomberg. Americans are on track to eat more red meat this year than in the pervious 12 months for the first time since 2006, with the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimating people will consume 54.3 pounds of beef in 2016.

A combination of cheaper beef prices and a larger inventory of cattle across the country fueled a push towards increased beef consumption, with the USDA noting current cattle counts at a five-year high. With beef at a lower price point, some restaurants…