NCBA's Colin Woodall Says Increasing Plant Capacity And Explaining The Benefits of Cattle And The Environment Will Help Increase Beef Prices


Oklahoma Farm Report

04 May 2021


Increasing slaughter capacity by 4-5,000 head per day could lead to better prices for cattle producers said Colin Woodall, CEO of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.


Woodall recently talked with Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays.


We’re looking at this from several different angles, Woodall said.


One is the 75 percent plan adopted by NCBA members to drive more cash trade and price discovery.


We’re also working on legislation to incentivize increased packing capacity, Woodall said.


This would be at both the state and federal levels, he noted.


Converting state inspected facilities to federally inspected and expand reach across state lines and e-commerce for state inspected plants, he said.


All of those will help increase investment and give more opportunities to grow, Woodall said.


On a related note, along with increasing capacity, NCBA is working to educate the current administration and the public on the healthy role cattle play in the environment.


There is a huge disconnect at many levels, Woodall said...


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