Dan’s Cow-Calf Corner Cattle Market Factors to Watch in 2020

Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist — The new year brings with it several changes in ongoing market dynamics, some new opportunities, and some new risks and continuing challenges for cattle and beef markets. The watch list of beef and cattle market factors includes the typical suspects including trade; domestic demand; supply dynamics; competing meats; and feed and input markets. However, changes in several factors towards the end of 2019 suggest a somewhat different tone for markets in 2020. The international market situation is somewhat clearer now after trade disruptions and uncertainty strangled many agricultural markets…

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