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Good News for Beef Lovers

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America’s cows are as fat as they’ve ever been, which could lead to lower prices for beef lovers. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average weight of a cow sold to beef processors was 630 kilograms in October, an all-time high. The reason is that feedlot owners, facing a glut of cattle and lower demand for beef by consumers, are keeping the cows longer and allowing them to gorge on cheap feed to gain even more weight. “It still makes economic sense” to put on as...

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