My View From The Country

The Cattle Market Shows Some Pop

Whether it’s simply spring demand kicking in or tighter numbers catching up to the market, the entire cattle complex showed quite a bit of strength this week. Of course, six months ago, most analysts would have said that the prospects of $90 fats next week would be a big disappointment instead of a positive one. However, a whole lot has changed in the last six months; the one thing that hasn't is that the supply side of the market remains very positive, and demand continues to exceed most expectations.

What's My View From The Country?

As a fulltime rancher, opinion contributor Troy Marshall brings a unique perspective on how consumer and political trends affect livestock production.


Troy Marshall

Troy Marshall is a multi-generational rancher who grew up in Wheatland, WY, and obtained an Equine Science/Animal Science degree from Colorado State University where he competed on both the livestock...

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