Dan’s Cow-Calf Corner Beef Supply Chains Impacted by COVID-19

Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist — The cattle and beef industry, along with the rest of the U.S. and global economy is in uncharted waters with the coronavirus pandemic. There are many unknowns about the timing, severity and aftermath of the disease. For the beef industry, there are longer term questions about overall impact on domestic and international beef demand, with questions about a U.S. and global recession looming large.In the short run, the actions needed to manage the epidemiology of COVID-19 is having significant impacts on beef supply chains. The multitude of beef products…

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