Industry At A Glance: The Live-To-Cutout Spread

Speer, Nevil
May 2013
Beef Expert Blog;5/23/2013, p2
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The article discusses the live-to-cutout beef spread, a beef industry term which refers to packer gross margins over time. To calculate the spread, revenue from wholesale beef and by-product sales is lessened by the cost of a live steer/heifer. The role played by the live-to-cutout beef spread as an indicator of relative leverage within the industry is noted.


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