ANALYSIS: Cattle Weights Buck Seasonal Norms Due to Weather, Feed Costs
Cattle weights have been one of the many pieces to this ever-changing puzzle within the beef complex. While weights typically appreciate throughout the fourth quarter and peak in January, the industry bucked that trend this year.
There are a couple of factors that have led to this trend breaking its streak, one being pasture. Available pasture over the past two years has shrunk and was exacerbated by the drought experienced in the majority of the nation's cattle-raising regions.
Secondly, feed costs have impacted the weight situation...
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