Should you grow bigger beef calves amid pandemic?
Markets are volatile, the beef business is running askew with packing plant slowdowns and shutdowns and consumers are buying beef as fast as it hits the meat case, at least for now. With everything in upheaval, beef producers are asking “What should I do with my calves?”
Wesley Tucker, University of Missouri Extension ag economist, struggles with an answer, reports Farm Progress. “So, if you can tell me when we're going to get our country back to work and how bad the unemployment is going to be when this all shakes out, I could do a lot better job of giving you a straight answer on this,” he says. “Right now, there's just so much volatility in the market.”
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