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Meat Boycott #470032

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 03, 1973
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(Studio) Meat boycott affecting everyone in different ways.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Chicago, Illinois) Beef prices down 15-30%. Poultry sales rising. Fish sales up 25%.
REPORTER: Dick Kay

(Studio) Admin. says family grocery stores exempt from price ceilings for meat. Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz says beef prices won't be down for at least 6 mos.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Greeley, Colorado) Will be 6 mos. before feeder cattle reach supermkts. Feed lot operators must think in terms of future. [Feed lot operator Al DINER - says won't buy cattle unless can make profit.] Some areas Colorado and NM having freezing weather. Many cattle stranded in mud and snow. 10-15,000 dead already. Bad weather and hard winter making supply short and forcing prices up.
REPORTER: Jim Lee (KOA-TV news- film, Denver)

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Kay, Dick
Duration:
00:03:30

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