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Fair Livestock Sale Averages Show an Increase over Last Year's Prices


July 17, 2019

Winner of the Reserve Champion Junior Round Robin Showmanship award, Madilyn Gruszie stands with her 2019 three year old shorthorn, Sugar, while Sierra Swank holds the lead rope on Sugar's calf.

With the Blaine County Fair in the books and other fairs close to follow, local 4-H and FFA youth are encouraging Montanans to support them and their livestock sales. Not only will such a purchase be cost effective, shopping locally has multiple additional benefits, provided a person understands farm to table computations.

According to a University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture publication, "How Much Meat to Expect from a Beef Carcass," the amount of meat actually available from a beef animal is a frequent source of misunderstanding between consumers, processors, and cattle produc...

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