The shifting geography of cattle feeding is a trend that’s been in place for quite a long time. However, it really began to change following the emergence of the ethanol industry, after which cattle feeding followed the ethanol plants back to the Corn Belt. Last year’s drought further exacerbated the challenges to source cattle on a long-term basis in the Southern Plains. This is an important shift to the industry with broad implications.

How do you perceive it having changed, or will change, the industry over time? Leave your comments in the comments section below.