One of the many challenges facing cow-calf producers is packer consolidation. Producers in the Northwest, however, won’t have that problem anymore. With the announcement that CS Beef Packers is building a new state-of-the-art packing plant in Kuna, Idaho, the dynamics of the cattle market will change for the better.
For years, cattle producers have discussed the advantages of seeking out the premiums the market offers. Others maintain the way to capture premiums is to avoid the discounts. But what is the market looking for?