Dan’s Cow-Calf Corner Cattle Markets Back on Offense

Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist — As 2021 winds to a close, cattle markets seem to finally be able to move out from under the specter of the pandemic impacts that began 18 months ago. Indeed, the constant turmoil of a series of Black Swan events have kept the industry on the defensive for over two years. The recent breakout of fed cattle markets after struggling under the weight of beef packer capacity constraints clears the way for cattle markets to move forward with the optimism that has been building in the industry in recent…

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