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Looking for signs of expansion in the cattle herd

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An ag economist says he’s looking for signs of herd expansion in the USDA’s reports this week.

University of Missouri’s Scott Brown says he’s watching placements in Friday’s Cattle on Feed report – especially after the January numbers. “But, January was so cold there was a lot of discussion about how much placements were going to be down in the January pre-report relative to what we actually got in January, he says.  “Pre-report would have suggested a lot lower placements.

Looking for signs of expansion in the cattle herd