NOT for years has beef been such a bargain. Housewives in New York last week were paying 50¢ or lower for choice sirloin in many a store, little more than half the price of a few years ago. One result was that consumers were tucking away more beef than ever. The U.S. will eat 82 lbs. per capita this year, a pound more than in 1955 and almost 50% more than just five years ago, when pork was king. Beef is not only the biggest single item on the U.S. food bill (17¢ out of...

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