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Looking for signs of expansion in the cattle herd

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... Read More.

Cattle herd expansion a few years away

The senior beef cattle analyst for Rabo AgriFinance says he’s not expecting the U.S. cattle herd to expand anytime soon. “It might take until 2026 or 2027 to see some growth again.” Lance Zimmerman tells Brownfield pasture conditions and profitability need to improve before expansion... Read More.

Prices put pork expansion plans on hold

A pork producer says while he would like to expand, several factors are causing him to wait. Tim Kruithoff farms about 2,700 acres of row crops and finishes 25,000 market hogs annually with his family in West Michigan. “With the prices being not necessarily friendly,... Read More.