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Meat Boycott #470118

NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 06, 1973
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(Studio) Meat boycott so far has failed to bring prices down across nation
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Wheaton, MD) Grand Union lowers beef prices slightly. Sales booming. Company says profit lower but its getting back meat customers.
REPORTER: Ron Nessen

(Studio) Boycott has been responsible for laying off 20,000 workers in meat industry. People know better now why meat so expensive. Ranchers get 35% of meat dollar. Sell calves at ages 15-16 mos. Feed lot operators get 26% beef dollar. Transportation to slaughterhouse costs 3% beef dollar. Packing plant gets 7% beef dollar. Transportation to retail market costs 4% more. Retailer gets 25% beef dollar.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Nessen, Ron
Duration:
00:04:10

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