Which factors will shape 2016 beef cattle market?

Which factors will shape 2016 beef cattle market?

*Chris Prevatt is a livestock and forage economist with the University of Florida's Range Cattle Research & Education Center.

THE U.S. cattle markets have endured a roller-coaster ride over the last five years as cattle prices moved higher and higher, followed by a sharp decrease this fall.

Cattle prices have been supported by a shrinking U.S. beef cow herd and strong beef demand. The record-setting droughts in 20

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