Beef prices fall as demand declines

In this weekly Commodities Watch column, John T. Barone, president and commodities analyst for Market Vision Inc., offers a snapshot of the state of commodities for restaurants.

Friday’s USDA cattle report showed feedlot inventories at 11.86 million head, a decrease of 7.0 percent from a year ago. Feedlot placements in February were 13.5 percent below last year, and the numbers are expected to continue falling into summer. Beef output in the first quarter

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