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Feedlot Performance Impacted by Weather

Adverse weather has likely slowed cattle finishing somewhat but the slaughter totals across classes mostly reflect underlying herd dynamics.

Spring Cattle Market Roundup

The March Cattle on Feed report brings the feedlot data up to date and back on schedule following the federal government shutdown. 

Cattle and Beef Trade: 2018 Summary, Part 2

Total U.S. beef imports were 3.0 billion pounds in 2018, up 0.2 percent year over year and essentially unchanged for the last three years.