Back in mid-March as the nation was starting to really feel the effects of COVID-19, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) CEO Colin Woodall, said in a news release, “There is a great deal of uncertainty about the ongoing impact of Coronavirus on the beef industry and the United States as a whole. At this time, it’s impossible to measure the full effects of the virus or determine how it may continue to unfold. Although the full beef supply chain is being challenged by the outbreak, all segments of the industry are working closely together and must continue to do so.”
While the packing capacity is nearing 100% again, Woodall says there is still a backlog of cattle, and this will be one of the topics they will discuss at this year’s summer business meeting later this month in Colorado.
The NCBA Summer Business Meeting will be held July 27-30 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort in Colorado. For more information go to ncba.org.