Mid-Sized Feedlots Exit the Industry

Mid-Sized Feedlots Exit the Industry

Katelyn McCullock

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

Smaller sized feedlots did increase capacity adding 2,000 lots (locations) compared to 2015 and increasing the number of head marketed during 2016 by just over 200,000 head year-over-year. This relatively large increase in small feedlots is driven by cheap feed, but is unlikely going to be a long term trend.

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