COVID-19 having an impact on Louisiana cattle industry


KALB News reports the cattle industry in Louisiana is being impacted by the coronavirus.

LSU AgCenter economist Kurt Guidry says the coronavirus has caused disruption in normal trade and product movement to several commodities, including cattle.

The economic impact of the virus is causing a short-term lull in the market.

These kinds of market disruptions are not uncommon and can be caused by a variety of things from fires to illness.

Producers should look to alternative marketing strategies like video cattle sales to increase profits.

The Ag center says prices should improve for the second half of the year.

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