Carcass weights, beef supply and beef demand

By Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing SpecialistBy Meatingplace Editors on 12/6/2017
The latest weekly carcass weight data for the week ended November 18 showed steer carcass weights at 902 pounds for the third consecutive week.  This is likely the seasonal peak in carcass weights an…

US demand drives record venison prices

Stuff.co.nz, HEATHER CHALMERS December 6 2017
Venison prices have continued to rise, despite the seafreight European chilled game market ending. Soaring demand from the United States for reduced supply is behind an unprecedented lift i…

USDA raises ag imports forecast

Meat& Poultry, Dec. 5, 2017 - by Eric Schroeder
WASHINGTON – US agricultural imports are forecast to climb to $117 billion in fiscal 2018, according to a Nov. 30 report from the Economic Research Service of the US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA). The…