Beef and Pork Price Spreads and Farm Share of Retail Price

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Sources: USDA, Economic Research Service calculations based on U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service data.

Last update: January 13, 2020; next update: February 10, 2021

All fresh beef retail price is subject to revision for 3 months or 1 quarter.

Note: data on the 5-market steer and gross farm values are preliminary. Changes in these data will change the by-product allowance, the net farm value and all the price spreads except the wholesale-to-retail spread as well as the farmer’s share.

Farmers share is the farm share of retail value.