Monday, October 22, 2012



USDA Report Shows Increasingly Tight Beef Supplies

Des Moines--USDA’s monthly Cattle on Feed report shows the number of cattle sold for slaughter in September was down 12 percent, and the number of cattle moving from pasture to feedlots dropped 19 percent.

With traders and producers forecasting increasing tight supplies, beef prices are likely to jump 5 percent to 6 percent, according to a Des Moines Register article.

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