Meat Demand Remains Strong
By Julie Stepanek Shiflett, Ph.D.
Consequently, production was down 1 percent to 2.53 million lbs. It appears the feedlots supplies were there, but perhaps there were insufficient market-ready lambs to increase November’s production over last year’s total . About half of our domestic lamb supply comes from imports, and we know imports were up over last year, so perhaps domestic slaughter was constrained by how much lamb packers thought the market could bear.