Wholesale Beef Costs Rose as Cattle Prices Dropped During Supply-Chain Disruptions in 2020

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic caused significant disruption to U.S. meat supply chains in the spring and summer of 2020, according to a recent USDA, Economic Research Service report.

U.S. to Expand Cattle Sales Data After Complaints From Ranchers, Congress

August 10, 2021 Tom Polansek, Reuters

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Thursday it will begin releasing two new reports on cattle sales next week, after ranchers and members of Congress raised concerns about possible anti-competitive behavior in the market.

Beef Prices and Cattle Prices Not Matching Up, USDA Expanding Investigation

April 21, 2020 RFD TV

Beef sales are up due to the outbreak, but the prices of live calves have somehow gone down. This has confused many in the industry and has caused Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), to call for an investigation into “potential market and price manipulation, collusion, restrictions on competition and/or other unfair and deceptive practices.”