Industry At A Glance: Cattle Feeding’s Shifting Geography

Nevil Speer

August 27, 2012

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Industry At A Glance: Cattle Feeding’s Shifting Geography

The shifting geography of cattle feeding is a trend that’s been in place for quite a long time. However, it really began to change following the emergence of the ethanol industry, after which cattle feeding followed the ethanol plants back to the Corn Belt. Last year’s drought further exacerbated the challenges to source cattle on a long-term basis in the Southern Plains. This is an important shift to the industry with broad implications.

How do you perceive it having changed, or will change, the industry over time? Leave your comments in the comments section below. 

About the Author(s)

Nevil Speer

Nevil Speer serves as an industry consultant and is based in Bowling Green, KY.

Nevil Speer has extensive experience and involvement with the livestock and food industry including various service and consultation projects spanning such issues as market competition, business and economic implications of agroterrorism, animal identification, assessment of price risk and market volatility on the producer segment, and usage of antibiotics in animal agriculture.
Dr. Speer writes about many aspects regarding agriculture and the food industry with regular contribution to BEEF and Feedstuffs.  He’s also written several influential industry white papers dealing with issues such as changing business dynamics in the beef complex, producer decision-making, and country-of-origin labeling.
He serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the National Institute for Animal Agriculture.
Dr. Speer holds both a PhD in Animal Science and a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

Contact him at [email protected].

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