Supply increases for 2019 are certain, but prices and profitability continue to find support from consumers.
Livestock farmers are facing a combination of headwinds and tailwinds—as well as a lot of unknowns.
Beef supplies will continue to grow in 2018, but robust demand keeps all sectors modestly profitable.
Cow herd expansion takes shape as producers look to cash in on robust consumer demand
You might get fewer dollars for your calves next year, but 2016 will still offer good profits for most ranchers.
In fact, earlier in 2017, the forecast was for returns to be negative, but they actually will be positive.
Downward slide in prices expected to ease, but still trending lower.
As a whole, today’s cattle reproduce very well.