Business & Finance: Low Meat

Last fall, when 5,000 New York City kosher butchers staged a widely-publicized meat strike, even U. S. bachelors recognized a situation which had irked U. S. housewives all year—meat prices were at a six-year peak (TIME, Oct. 4 & 18). By mid-January the U. S. Department of Agriculture recorded retail meat prices way down from their peaks of September 30—sirloin steak from 48¢ to 32¢ a lb., leg of lamb from 29¢ to 26¢, pork chops from 42¢ to 29¢, veal cutlets from 43¢ to 39¢. By last week wholesale cattle prices were off...

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