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Segment challenges [RESULTS]

Progressive Cattleman Editor David Cooper Published on 21 June 2013

062113 poll results 1Cow-calf producers may have the most struggle this year when compared to other industry segments, according to a recent Progressive Cattleman online poll.

Readers were asked to weigh in on which segment will face the biggest challenges through 2013. Just over 40 percent said cow-calf producers.

The actual response – “Cow-calf: Finding nutrition for dams will be a struggle” was 16 percentage points larger than the next sector – the stockers.

Over 24 percent of responses said “Stockers: A shortage of good grazing land doesn’t look good.”

Twenty-two percent of respondents said “Feedlots: Excess capacity in the feedyard will hurt feeders.”

Another 12 percent said the packer industry would struggle to locate enough product.

Be sure to weigh in on the newest poll, asking if the USDA’s Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) laws will protect national interests, or set off a trade war with U.S. export partners.