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Poll: Cattle prices the biggest COVID-19 concern for producers

Published on 20 April 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is dominating headlines and newswires around the world and bringing drastic change to life as we know it.

The U.S. beef industry is not immune to the impacts of COVID-19. Progressive Cattle recently asked producers, "What is the most concerning aspect of COVID-19's affect on your ranch or feedlot?"

The vast majority (73.4%) said lower cattle prices were their main concern. 

More than 17% indicated that disruptions in the supply chain is their biggest concern.

The rest of the respondents said social distancing restrictions and a labor shortage are a bigger problem, at 3.5% and 0.6%, respectively.  end mark

What is the most concerning aspect of COVID-19's affect on your ranch or feedlot?

  • Lower cattle prices: 73.4%

  • Disruptions in the supply chain: 17.2%

  • Social distancing restrictions: 3.5%

  • Labor shortage: 0.6%

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