Livestock vendor says Midwest markets higher than coasts, however quantity down

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Livestock vendor says Midwest markets higher than coasts, however quantity down

A livestock marketer says thus far, Wisconsin livestock gross sales have been affected much less by COVID-19 than another components of the U.S.

Curt Larson with Fairness Cooperative Livestock Gross sales Affiliation says, “Thus far, most of our regular packers have nonetheless been represented to some extent. You understand, loads of the problems have been out east and out west and, knock on wooden, thus far, we haven’t been dramatically affected right here within the Midwest.”

Larson tells Brownfield he thinks some producers are holding again some animals. “We’ve seen some decrease volumes. I’m assuming there are some producers in all probability holding again, ready for a little bit extra secure market, perhaps. There’s been loads of uncertainty about what the costs will probably be, who’s going to be represented.”

Larson says producers which are unsure about whether or not to market their livestock ought to name their native market managers earlier than loading the vehicles and trailers. “These guys are in touch with the consumers every day, and particularly on the feeder cattle and calf facet, they know who they’ve received (for) consumers and so they know what they’re searching for, to allow them to give folks some fairly good recommendation day-to-day.”

Larson
says producers bringing livestock in ought to plan on arriving early, as a few of
the auctions are ending sooner, with consumers leaving earlier than late-arriving
producers can unload.

Fairness Livestock operates 12 auctions in Wisconsin, one in Waukon, Iowa and has assortment facilities in Menominee, Michigan, Ettrick, Wisconsin, and Arlington, Wisconsin.

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