Economic Tidbits


“This notion is particularly powerful at Christmastime when consumers buy 70 percent of all prime rib sold in the United States in a given year, according to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association… At Christmas in particular, the magnetism of a rib roast is real, with about 33 million pounds sold during last year’s holiday season.” Brian Gallagher, The Rise and Fall of Prime Rib Nation, New York Times, Dec. 24, 2023.

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