By : Dr. James Mintert, Courtesy of Purdue University Center for Commercial Agriculture
Processing plant closures sharply reduced livestock slaughter volume for both cattle and hogs in recent weeks. Federally inspected cattle slaughter the week ending April 25th,… Continue reading
By : Stephen R. Koontz, Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics, Colorado State University
By : Warren Rusche, SDSU Extension Beef Feedlot Management Associate, Courtesy of extension.sdstate.edu
The last few weeks have witnessed market volatility and disruptions that few, if any cattle producers have ever seen. That uncertainty is leading cattle producers to question… Continue reading
The COVID-19 crisis is impacting almost every segment of life and every business in the United States and worldwide. The cattle industry is also suffering unprecedented market reactions and supply chain disruptions.
“From closing of service industries to shuttering of… Continue reading
U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue announced yesterday that the agency would be expanding its investigation into the cattle markets. This announcement came after NCBA President Marty Smith sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting the government act quickly to… Continue reading