Cattle market situation signals need for TPP approval (commentary)

Cattle market situation signals need for TPP approval (commentary)

*Tracy Brunner is president of the National Cattlemen's Beef Assn.

IN a pure and perfect free market, prices for our cattle and calves are determined by the supply of cattle and the value of the beef and byproducts, less the incremental or remaining costs to grow, finish and transform our cattle into the end products. Prices are also influenced by forward expectations for those values.

As cattle producers, we know tha

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