Cow-calf producers responding to market events and the beginning of a beef cow sell-off

Cow-calf producers responding to market events and the beginning of a beef cow sell-off

Elliott Dennis

Progressive Cattle

The Holcomb, Kansas, packing plant fire has certainly been a black swan event – rare, unpredictable and has had dramatic effects on the cattle industry. These dramatic effects have ranged from massive sell-offs in the futures market, record packer profit margins, coupled with increases in Saturday harvest numbers, and volatile feeder and fed cattle prices.

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