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The biggest beef-eating day of the year

Published Jun. 3, 1999|Updated Sep. 29, 2005

Over Memorial Day, Americans consumed an estimated 55.8-million pounds of beef, making it the largest beef-eating day of the year, according to the National Cattlemen's Beef Association.

The most popular retail cuts are (in order): sirloin, round, chuck, T-bone, rib, cubed, flank and tenderloin.

CONDIMENT CONUNDRUM: The official start of grilling season brings to mind a classic ditty by Richard Armour. Younger readers who have grown up squirting ketchup from plastic bottles may not understand the reference:

"Shake, shake

The ketchup bottle,

None will come

And then a lot'll."

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