Global Factors Impact U.S. Farmers & Ranchers


By Burton Pfliger, American Sheep Industry News

In my recent conversations with ASI Executive Director Peter Orwick, as well as others within the sheep industry, the following topic was an integral part of the conversation.

Feeder lamb prices and sales were trending a bit lower in late September and early October, which I thought odd given a bounty of less expensive livestock feed is expected this fall. All we hear from grain country is record production from wheat to row crops, which should provide finishers of lambs an opportunity to recoup losses on many of the 2015 lamb crop.



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