Derrell Peel - Oklahoma State University

Articles By Derrell Peel - Oklahoma State University

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Jun 08, 2020

Derrell Peel: Protein Trade Themes

The latest U.S. trade data reveals some interesting trends as a result of recent events. China is importing a lot more U.S. pork, and steadily increasing U.S. beef purchases.

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Jun 01, 2020

Derrell Peel: Beef Markets Move Past Disruptions

Barring a major setback, it appears that America's beef markets are moving past the worst of the COVID-19 disruptions that have caused upheaval in recent weeks.

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May 04, 2020

Derrell Peel: Grocery Disruptions Amid Beef Processing Chaos

Consumers first saw beef supply disruptions in March when the shutdown of food service shifted demand to the retail grocery side where supply chain bottlenecks and a surge in demand resulted in temporary shortages.

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Apr 27, 2020

Derrell Peel: Be Careful What You Ask For

The anger and frustration of some cattlemen has turned to accusations and proposals for change that will have long-term implications and unintended consequences for the cattle and beef industry.

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Apr 20, 2020

Derrell Peel: USDA Offers Help For The Cattle Industry

The beef cattle industry will receive $5.1 billion of CFAP funding to partially offset 2020 losses due to COVID-19. USDA expects to begin sign-up in early May and distribute payments by late May or early June.

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Mar 30, 2020

Derrell Peel: Cattle Market Responses To Recent Market Turmoil

The current cattle market situation creates significant disparities between the current supply and demand situation and expectations for coming supply and demand conditions.

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Mar 16, 2020

Derrell Peel: Beef Supply Chains Affected By COVID-19

The U.S. and global economy is in uncharted waters. There are many unknowns about the timing, severity and aftermath of the disease. For beef, there are longer-term questions about the overall impact on demand.

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Feb 03, 2020

Cyclical Herd Expansion Over; Record Beef Production In 2020

The Cattle report issued by USDA confirms that cyclical herd expansion in the U.S. is over. The numbers indicate that while cattle inventories have stopped growing no major liquidation is underway.

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Jan 20, 2020

Derrell Peel: Hay Stocks Up From Last Year But Still Below Average

Weather challenges in 2019 led to many questions about the quantity and quality of hay production and supply heading into 2020.