John Nalivka, Owner of Sterling Marketing Inc., talks about the need for the industry to not only focus on domestic consumer demand but also international demand in order to keep our trade going strong.
Brett Crosby discusses how not only packer concentration but also growing consolidation within the feedlot sector has led to lop-sided cattle markets. He explains recent packer margins, packer ownership of cattle, and the need to do away with deceptive labeling.
Vaughn Meyer discusses the need for a beef checkoff referendum and the hurdles that stand in the way of it. He also explains how captive supply has impacted our cattle markets.
Brad Kooima, Commodities Broker at Kooima Kooima Varilek Trading Inc., emphasizes the need for the industry to get on the same page and make some changes in order to give the small and medium independent cattle producers a competitive chance to compete.
Rancher Jim Felton discusses the stranglehold that the packers have on the cattle industry. He feels that our industry must find a way to make the packers compete for cattle instead of just relying on formula cattle.
South Dakota U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson feels that the cattle industry’s biggest issue lies within packer concentration. He explains how the DIRECT act will benefit both consumers and cattle producers.