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AMERICANS LEAN TOWARD MORE BEEF ON MEMORIAL DAY

 DENVER, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- America's love affair with beef and grilling is never more obvious than on Memorial Day, the unofficial start of the summer barbecue season, when we eat approximately 20 million more pounds of beef than on any other day of the year.
 On an average day, we consume 62.5 million pounds. But on Memorial Day, Americans eat an estimated 82.4 million pounds of beef. And the most popular choice? Steak. According to retailers, cuts like ribeyes, strip steaks and T-bones, which are perfect for grilling, are what Americans sink their teeth into this holiday. That's enough steaks, if laid end to end, to reach from New York City to Los Angeles five times over or to stretch from the North Pole to the South Pole. If you were to invite America to one big barbecue, it would take a grill the size of 23 city blocks to cook all of these steaks.
 NOTE: The 82.4 million pounds of beef equals approximately 165,000,000 steaks 5-inches in length and have a serving size of 8 ounces, stretching about 13,300 miles.
 SOURCE: National Cattlemen's Association & USDA's Quarterly Consumption Reports.
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: If interested in receiving a graphic which depicts steaks stretching from the North Pole to the South Pole, please call the number listed below/
 /CONTACT: Mark Stephenson of National Cattlemen's Association, 202-371-0200/


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