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Cattle on Feed

USDA reports that U.S. Cattle on Feed is down 5 percent from 2019 in feedlots with capacity of 1,000 head or more – totaling 11.2 million head on May 1, 2020.  Placements into feedlots in April totaled 1.43 million head - 22 percent below 2019. Placements were the second lowest for April since the series began in 1996.  Marketings of fed cattle during April totaled 1.46 million head - 24 percent below 2019. April marketings are the lowest since the series began in 1996. Other disappearance totaled 70,000 head during April, 17 percent above 2019.  ...

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On behalf of a Canadian oilseed processer WPI's team provided market analysis, econometric modeling and financial due diligence in support of a $24 million-dollar investment in a Ukrainian crush plant. Consistent with WPI's findings, local production to supply the plant and the facility's output have expanded exponentially since the investment. WPI has conducted parallel work on behalf of U.S., South American and European clients, both private and public, in the agri-food space.

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