U.S. At War: Meat Is on the Way

The U.S. meat famine will end soon. Butcher-shop counters should soon groan with beefsteaks and pork chops.

This forecast of abundance, made last week by virtually all meat experts, is based on one plain fact: for at least six months the U.S. has had not too little but too much meat—on the hoof. Farmers now have an estimated 78,000,000 head of cattle and 75,000,000 hogs, the greatest number in history. Since the nation does not have enough feed for these enormous herds, some of them must be slaughtered. The slaughtering means a temporary glut...

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