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Decline in cattle imports not from COOL

Contrary to arguments made by America’s trade competitors to the World Trade Organization (WTO), an economic downturn that sapped consumer demand — not Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) — caused decreased demand for cattle imports into to the U.S., according to a new study released yesterday.


Schwieterman: Feeder cattle futures joined the fats, with limit lower closes

Live cattle futures closed limit lower on Friday in the front three trading months. For the week, April was off 4.15 and remains double digit discount to the current cash market. The on feed report had a friendly surprise, with December placements 8% lower than year ago levels, which was lower than any of the estimates.


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