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Cold winter could mean even higher beef prices

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Beef prices at the supermarket are already reaching record highs. They could go higher, and this winter's bone chilling cold is being blamed.

Researchers at Ohio State University say the record-breaking arctic cold experienced throughout the region this winter could mean less productive breeding among beef cattle this spring.

They say that the subzero temperatures could result in infertility for breeding bulls.

The U.S. cattle herd is already shrinking because of a continued drought in many states that has resulted in higher feed costs.

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