Beef Supply in a Post-Covid World: Cost Management and Delivery Assurance Will Be Challenging

Beef demand has been exceptional, and the outlook for US cattle and beef markets for the next several years is good to exceptionally good. But this positive outlook hides the changes that are taking shape. We have identified four major issues, which are all well known, that are driving fundamental change in beef supply chains from a just-in-time delivery model to a just-in-case approach over the next three to five years.