Excerpt from the Red Angus Association’s article on marbling — read the full article here!
“The past few weeks served up a poignant reminder that marbling is one of the most important value traits in the beef business. What happened? The Choice-Select price spread exploded to more than $30 per cwt, reaching levels not experienced since 2003. This happened despite the fact that Choice and Prime grading percentages remain very high at near 80 percent of the harvest cattle mix. Cattle are actually grading better than at this time last year, yet the Choice-Select spread is substantially wider.”