American Farm Bureau Market Intel – 09/21/2017

American Farm Bureau Market Intel – 09/21/2017

American Farm Bureau Market Intel - 09/21/2017

Cow Slaughter Surges

by Katelyn McCullock
American Farm Bureau Market Intel - 09/21/2017
Cow slaughter figures have been running higher this year, showing year-over-year gains all but three weeks of 2017.  Year-to-date, the number of total cows moving through the system is about 7 percent higher.  Weekly slaughter rates were averaging 5 percent above a year ago through April, and 8 percent above a year ago April to July.  Since then, slaughter rates have expanded to 10 percent above a year ago.
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American Farm Bureau Market Intel – 09/21/2017

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