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Continued contraction in cattle industry

A livestock economist says USDA’s February Cattle on Feed report indicated more contraction in the industry. University of Missouri’s Scott Brown says, “I don’t read too much into the fact that placements succeeded pre-report (estimates) just because of that cold weather uncertainty I think... Read More.

Cattle inventory down, contraction likely to continue

There were fewer cattle in the U.S. at the start of 2024 than 2023 and it looks like that contraction will continue. That’s mostly in line with pre-report expectations and due to several factors, including producers trying to improve their bottom lines and ongoing... Read More.