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How COVID-19 Has Impacted Beef and Cattle Ranchers

The past several months have been dominated by food supply chain bottlenecks and challenges unlike anything the agriculture sector had experienced before. Factors directly impacting American ranchers in 2020 include:

  • An abrupt shift in consumer demand;
  • Slaughterhouse and meat packing plant closures;
  • Halts in global trade; and
  • Commodity price volatility.

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Some may think the topic of rangeland management is limited to vast Western rangeland and public lands that include livestock grazing.

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Did you ever miss a week of class in, say, fourth or fifth grade and miss a major concept? I had a rough winter one of those years, with bronchitis followed by pneumonia and several weeks out of school.

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Animal agriculture – the beef industry in particular – continues to be the target of criticism regarding sustainability.

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When it comes to selling cattle in a normal year, it’s good to have a marketing plan. In a year when there is a global pandemic, it’s a must.

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The spread of, and uncertainty associated with, COVID-19 has impacted nearly every sector of the American workforce.

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