CENTENNIAL, Colo. — It's been a great year for beef, according to the latest data from the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. At slightly less than 3 billion pounds sold, volume was up 1.1% in the 52-week period ending July 1. Dollar sales were up 0.5% to reach $15.4 billion. Off of a significantly smaller base, natural and organic beef also posted impressive gains, showing a volume increase of 24.6% by weight to reach 60.5 million pounds, and ringing up $325.8 million in sales, up ...
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