Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook No. (LDPM-210) 18 pp

December 2011

Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook: December 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.

Keywords: livestock, dairy, poultry, sheep, lamb, beef, pork, trade, exports, imports, production

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