Mother Nature Keeping Beef Producers On Edge

Roybal, Joe
May 2013
Beef Expert Blog;5/28/2013, p3
Blog Entry
The article reports that the 2013 BEEF Reader Optimism Index indicated less optimism by U.S. cattle producers over the short term in 2013 as compared to 2012. It refers to 2013 as a make-or-break year with the beef industry lurching from one expansion-dampening crisis to another. The Livestock Marketing Information Center indicated that in mid-May 2013, 53% of beef cows reside in states with at least 40% poor or very poor pasture and range conditions.


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