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Mountain Top Prices
Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:51 AM CDT

North Carolina's mountain cattle producers have always been an independent bunch. But a new alliance is proving to them that producers who sell together make more money.

In a preconditioned sale this year, the Mountain Cattle Alliance (MCA) of western North Carolina sold several truckloads at historically high prices. Steers averaging 665 pounds earned $2.33 per pound, while those averaging 700 pounds brought $2.23 per pound. Those steers at 820 pounds brought $2.11 per pound. In comparison, 700-pound steers sold at the local sale barn the previous day earned an average $1.83 per ...

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