USDA Ag Outlook: Record meat production to weigh on markets

Lower prices expected for cattle, hogs and turkeys, with broiler prices to be fractionally higher.

Last year was the first time since 2008 that production of beef, pork, broilers and turkeys all increased from the prior year. Total red meat and poultry production grew 3.1% to a record 97.6 billion lb. in 2016. However, the market continues to face headwinds.

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