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LIVESTOCK MARKET: Holiday meat demand supports markets

Female cattle levels suggest neither herd contraction nor expansion.

Meat has been showing some demand for both pork and beef before the Labor Day holiday, according to David Williams, director of the Agribusiness Intelligence Protein Group at Informa IEG. This has provided some stabilization to both the beef and pork cutouts, which had been experiencing a seasonal decline due to the “dog days of summer.”

The increased demand has somewhat stabilized futures markets and the cash markets as well, Williams explained.

As for where price

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