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Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: June 2012

by Rachel Johnson

Outlook No. (LDPM-216) 18 pp, June 2012

Beef/Cattle: Producers are beginning to market calves and beef cows at increasing levels as pasture and range conditions begin to deteriorate. Projected cattle feeding margins are increasingly negative at current price levels. Packer margins are currently positive, but declining byproduct values are adversely affecting them.

Keywords: Cattle, hogs, poultry eggs, sheep, beef, trade, pork, beef lamb

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Errata: On August 6, 2012, the following error was corrected on the U.S. red meat and poultry forecasts table: - Per capita disappearance, retail lb for beef for 2012 II was changed from 41.6 to 14.6.

Last updated: Tuesday, August 07, 2012

For more information contact: Rachel Johnson