Is natural beef right for you? In this month’s Beef Roundtable, third in a series exploring value-added markets, two veterans of the natural beef market describe why they chose to tackle the many twists and turns of selling direct to consumers, retailers and restaurants and what it takes to be successful.
One of the many challenges facing cow-calf producers is packer consolidation. Producers in the Northwest, however, won’t have that problem anymore. With the announcement that CS Beef Packers is building a new state-of-the-art packing plant in Kuna, Idaho, the dynamics of the cattle market will change for the better.