While China has seen some decline in consumer demand for pork, this is likely temporary, given that pork is such a longstanding and important staple of the Chinese diet. Does that leave opportunity for the U.S.?
Analysts give their price projections for 2019.
AgDay reporter Betsy Jibben talks with Don Close of Rabo AgriFinance; Chip Nellinger of BlueReef Agri-Marketing; Kevin Good of CattleFax and Craig VanDyke of Top Third.
The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) hasn’t released its November numbers past October due to the government shutdown. If they’re anything like October’s numbers, then they could be record-shattering.
The Hammons are back on the ranch, after a long and lengthy battle with the Bureau of Land Management. But the journey back to reinstating their grazing permits has just begun, says Ethan Lane, Public Lands Council.
Trade talk is a big issue for everyone here at the convention and the focus isn’t just on China. For another year, the priority remains the same, the cattle industry vocal they want a free trade deal with Japan.