Cattle and meatpackers shift north and east from Plains

Recurrent drought has combined with a smaller cattle inventory to begin shifting the cattle industry, centered in the southern and central Plains, to the north and east, says Meatingplace in a seven-part story, “Dry Age Beef.” Texas, which fattens a quarter of slaughter cattle, will lose ground while operators in No 2 feeder Nebraska, Iowa and the Dakotas… » Read More

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