Drought, tariffs, trade wars – a seemingly bottomless vat of depressing news. That’s why it’s refreshing to see Americans pulling together to right an injustice.
The “cattle crusher” post floating around social media has nearly 34,000 comments and more than 21,000 shares after falsely depicting a cow being crushed to death in a hoof trimming chute.
It is abnormally dry in more than 80% of Arkansas as heat and dry weather are cutting forage production.
Expect cattle and other livestock price volatility to continue until trade disputes are resolved.
Cash cattle prices declined $2 per cwt. last week while the beef cutout dipped $3 per cwt., contributing to lower industry margins.
Producers impacted by wildfires and hurricanes in 2017 are eligible for monetary assistance to rebuild and recover on their farms through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA).
A review and understanding of past data can help determine the future of the beef industry.