Kay’s Cuts: 2017 shapes as a ‘protein blockbuster’ year for US

A monthly column written exclusively for Beef Central by Steve Kay, publisher of US Cattle Buyers Weekly THE new 2017 year looks like being a blockbuster of a year for the US meat and livestock industry. Three years of herd rebuilding means domestic beef production will increase again this year from last, after a surge in 2016. Pork and chicken production will also be higher again. Total red meat and poultry production will be 45.447 million tonnes, versus last year’s estimated 44.232mt. This 2.7pc increase will follow a 3.1pc increase in 2015 from 2015. US protein production will top the…

Source: Beef Central
Kay’s Cuts: 2017 shapes as a ‘protein blockbuster’ year for US