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Rick Worthington McDonald's Buys a lot of Beef
by Rick Worthington, click here for bio

Program: Farm and Ranch Report
Date: July 11, 2018

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McDonald's Buys a lot of Beef

It's the constant game of supply and demand...

If you sell 63 million burgers every week, then you have to buy whole bunch of beef, and you have to have good suppliers. It's a much bigger deal too, if all that beef needs to be FRESH - instead of frozen.

But --- Senior supply director, Rickette Collins for McDonald's says the fresh beef campaign has been a big success.

That campaign has been running since March. And she says Beef producers have been busy during this fresh beef push.

In the U.S. McDonald's buys two-percent of the beef supply and purchase 660 million pounds annually.

Every week McDonald's sells 63 million burgers from its more than 14,000 restaurants in the United States.

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