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WASDE Livestock

The meat and livestock projections in today’s WASDE were not as full of fireworks as the grain projections. Compared to last month’s projections, beef and broilers were adjusted down some and pork production was raised. The beef adjustment is based on lighter placements late in 2020 and expected lighter slaughter weights given feed costs. But for the year-over-year all three species are up, lead by pork with beef only slightly.  Livestock and poultry prices rebound over last year’s COVID pandemic reduced slaughter capacity and backup, with the biggest changes for hogs – which are up more than 5 percent from the December projection. That is the only species with a price projection that comes close to offsettin...

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