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COVID-19 watch

Published on 03 April 2020

Get the latest news updates, press releases and other resources to help members of the beef industry deal with the impact of COVID-19. Email additional news and resources to .

THIS WEEK ON COVID-19

Trump pushing for probe into meat packers

President Donald Trump announced on May 6 he is urging the Department of Justice to probe further into packing companies and concerns about prices paid for beef and pork during the novel coronavirus outbreak.

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Working through ‘substantial issues’ due to the pandemic

In a webinar hosted by the University of Nevada – Reno on May 5, Don Close, senior animal protein analyst at Rabobank and Ty Lawrence, professor of animal science at West Texas A&M University, discussed the present pandemic and what they predict is coming down the pipeline for the beef industry. 

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Industry grapples with plant closures nationwide

A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released May 1 says 4,913 cases and 20 deaths have occurred among some 130,578 workers at 115 meat and poultry processing facilities in 19 states. 

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Grocery disruptions continue amid beef processing chaos

COVID-19 continues to sweep through packing plant workers, leading to severe disruptions in beef processing. Estimated cattle slaughter for the week ending May 2 was 425,000 head, down 38% year over year.

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WEBINAR RESOURCES FOR LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS

Take advantage of past and upcoming webinars focused on helping producers from all segments of the beef industry navigate challenges caused by COVID-19. If we're missing any, send the webinar link and information to .

 OTHER COVID-19 POSTINGS ON PROGRESSIVECATTLE.COM

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LINKS TO ADDITIONAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

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