Fewer cattle, strong exports create tight beef supply

Nielson, Aimee
May 2013
Southeast Farm Press Exclusive Insight;5/30/2013, p3
The article indicates that lower cattle inventory and strong exports combine to create beef supplies relatively tight, pushing retail beef prices up. It observes that many beef producing areas of the U.S. have experienced drought situations and increased feed costs, making ranchers reluctant to hold onto their cattle. The article also predicts that U.S. consumers will still have a strong demand for beef products, which means the U.S. will import about 15 percent more beef in 2013.


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