Source & Age Premium Expected to Decline

Source & Age Premium Expected to Decline

Emmit L. Rawls, Professor • Department of Agricultural Economics, Coordinator • Tennessee Beef Cattle Improvement Initiative

According to an article in CattleFax “Trends,” premiums paid by packers for cattle that are age verified as being under 21 months of age will decline in 2012. Over the past several years premiums have ranged from $12 to $45 per head depending on the packer and time of the year. Premiums declined this Spring and are expected to decline even more next year.

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