Dan’s Cow-Calf Corner Beef Trade Bounces Back

Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist — U.S. beef trade is stabilizing as the ripple effects of the initial COVID-19 disruptions continue to fade. The latest beef trade data for November shows that monthly exports were up 13.2 percent year over year. This brings the year to date total to a cumulative reduction of 3.7 percent year over year for the first eleven months of the year. Exports were very volatile in 2020, starting higher year over year before dropping sharply in May and June and recovering in the second half of the year. Japan remains…

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