2016 US Beef Cattle Market Outlook
View of cattle crowded in an enclosure, one with an ear tag faces the camera over the backs of others. Credit: Tyler Jones, UF/IFAS


Beef Cattle


How to Cite

Prevatt, Chris. 2016. “2016 US Beef Cattle Market Outlook: FE987/FE987, 4/2016”. EDIS 2016 (4). Gainesville, FL:7. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-fe987-2016.


US cattle markets have experienced a roller coaster ride over the last several years, with cattle prices have been supported by a declining US beef cow herd and strong beef demand. But a turning point in the US cattle industry occurred at the beginning of 2015. This 7-page fact sheet includes highlights of the US cattle market’s cycle since 2004 and the estimated outlook for 2016, a brief analysis of the supply situation, food and forage conditions, demand and trade, competing meats, and the 2016 beef price outlook. Written by Chris Prevatt and published by the UF Department of Food and Resource Economics, April 2016.



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