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Updated Jan 21, 2014 - 9:12 am

Beef supply at an all-time low

Beef-loving families are struggling to put their favorite protein on the dinner table, as prices continue to climb.

"Our nation's cow herds and beef supply are at an all-time low," said Lauren Scheller of the Arizona Beef Council.

Ranchers were forced to kill off cattle early because of severe drought conditions that gripped parts of the nation and, as a result, there's not enough beef to feed the hungry masses.

Beef prices are expected to continue to climb.

For cost saving tips and recipes, visit ArizonaBeef.org. Shoppers are also encouraged to shop at Valley grocery stores, such as Fry's, Safeway and Basha's, who offer double coupons.

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Sandra moved from the small border city of Yuma, Arizona to study Broadcast Journalism at Arizona State University in the late 90s. Since graduating, she's worked at several local TV stations including Univision, Fox 10 and 3TV.

Working at KTAR, has allowed her the opportunity to cover major national news events, including Presidential visits, the Tucson Tragedy and the Wallow fire.

When Sandra isn't covering breaking news or behind a microphone in the studio, she's probably at home with her best friend Mark and her two dogs, Lily and Lola.

Sandra enjoys cooking and admits to enjoying "really bad" reality T.V. She also enjoys spending quiet time at home with people she loves, playing a little poker and traveling.

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