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  • Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: August 2012

    LDPM-218, August 16, 2012

    Drought-motivated increases in cow slaughter and feeder cattle movements have adversely affected all cattle and beef prices and plans to increase the national cow herd.

  • Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: August 2013

    LDPM-230, August 16, 2013

    2013 meat and poultry forecast increases year over year.

  • Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: August 2014

    LDPM-242, August 18, 2014

    The Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook for August 2014 describes events and outlook based on projections from USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates Report for beef, pork, poultry, and dairy production and trade.

  • Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: August 2017

    LDP-M-278, August 16, 2017

    The Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook for August 2017 analyzes economic impacts on animal product markets of month-to-month changes in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates Report.

  • Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: December 2006

    LDPM-15001, December 27, 2006

    Organic poultry and egg markets in the United States are expanding rapidly. Statistics for the sector, especially the number of organic broilers, also signal expanding domestic supply. This report examines trends in markets, animal numbers, and prices for organic poultry and eggs. Price comparisons between organic and conventional show significant organic price premiums for both broilers and eggs.

  • Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: December 2011

    LDPM-210, December 15, 2011

    Disproportionally large cow slaughter has kept average dressed weights lower during most of 2011 than if steers had constituted half or more of beef slaughter, as they typically do. Packer margins and high feed and feeder cattle prices are exerting downward pressure on fed cattle prices.

  • Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: December 2012

    LDPM-222, December 17, 2012

    Smaller Dairy Herd Expected in 2013.

  • Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: December 2014

    LDPM-246, December 16, 2014

    The Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook for December 2014 describes events and outlook based on projections from USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report for beef, pork, lamb, poultry, eggs, and dairy production and trade.

  • Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: December 2015

    LDPM-258, December 15, 2015

    The Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook for December 2015 analyzes animal product markets based on projections from USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates report for beef, pork, poultry, lamb, and dairy production and trade.

  • Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: December 2016

    LDP-M-270, December 15, 2016

    The Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook for December 2016 analyzes economic impacts on animal product markets of month-to-month changes in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates report.

  • Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: February 2015

    LDPM-248, February 17, 2015

    The Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook for February 2015, describes developments and outlook based on projections from USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates report for beef, pork, lamb, poultry, eggs, and dairy production and trade.

  • Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: February 2017

    LDP-M-272, February 15, 2017

    The Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook for February 2017 analyzes economic impacts on animal product markets of month-to-month changes in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates Report.

  • Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: January 2015

    LDPM-247, January 16, 2015

    The Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook for January 2015 analyzes animal product markets based on projections from USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report for beef, pork, poultry, lamb, and dairy production and trade.

  • Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: July 2012

    LDPM-217, July 17, 2012

    Beef/Cattle: Following on the heels of last year's drought, this year's lack of adequate rainfall over more than half of the United States has resulted in rapidly deteriorating crop and pasture conditions that have driven corn prices higher and cattle prices lower.

  • Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: July 2013

    LDPM-229, July 17, 2013

    Meat and poultry higher in second half 2013.

  • Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: July 2015

    LDPM-253, July 16, 2015

    The Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook describes events and outlook based on projections from USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates report for beef, pork, poultry, and dairy production and trade.

  • Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: July 2017

    LDPM-277, July 18, 2017

    The Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook for July 2017 analyzes economic impacts on animal product markets of month-to-month changes in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates Report.

  • Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: June 2012

    LDPM-216, June 18, 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.

  • Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: June 2013

    LDPM228, June 18, 2013

    Livestock Imports Lower Into 2014.

  • Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: June 2015

    LDPM-252, June 16, 2015

    The Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook for June 2015 analyzes animal product markets based on projections from USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates report for beef, pork, poultry, lamb, and dairy production and trade.