OUTLOOK FOR LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY IN 2014

SHAYLE D. SHAGAM

Total livestock and poultry production increased less than1 percent in 2013 as modest declines in beef, pork production and a sharper decline in turkey production were more than offset by higher broiler production. In 2014, the livestock and poultry sectors should be poised to take advantage of moderating feed costs. However, the ability of the sectors to expand production will be limited by non-feed cost factors, resulting in total red meat and poultry production which will very close to last year’s levels and about 1 percent below the 2008 record.

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