Dan’s Cow-Calf Corner COVID-19 Provokes Turbulence in Feedlots

Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist — Special Notice: The details of the USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) became available last week. Cattle producers are eligible for direct payments for cattle sales between January 15 and April 15 and for maximum cattle inventories between April 16 and May 14. Signup begins May 26, 2020. Contact your local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office. More information is available at https:// www.farmers.gov/cfap. The latest USDA Cattle on Feed report shows the dramatic impacts of COVID-19 on fed cattle markets. The May 1 feedlot inventory was11.2 million head, down…

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