The U.S. cattle industry could be slow due to producers facing headwinds

Experts at Rabobank warn higher amounts of animal protein on the market could cause the expansion of the U.S. cattle industry to slow down after last year’s liquidation.

They say higher amounts of beef, pork, and broiler meat are all factors to consider. They call it an added headwind when you consider higher interest rates and higher feed costs. Producer age is another factor causing a slowdown, leading to an eventual transition over the next decade.

Rabobank says it is going to cost a lot more to rebuild herds after last year’s liquidation without passing those costs on to the consumer.

Despite all this, the U.S. is projected to still be the top global producer.

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