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Interstate Livestock Movements

by Dennis Shields and Kenneth Mathews

Outlook No. (LDPM-10801) 21 pp, June 2003

This article provides a current national picture of interstate movements of cattle, hogs, and sheep. A better understanding of livestock shipping patterns helps in characterizing the livestock sectors, estimating the economic effects of major disease outbreak, and assessing marketing issues.

Keywords: livestock, cattle, sheep, hogs, movements, shipments, inshipments, outshipments

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Last updated: Monday, April 23, 2012

For more information contact: Dennis Shields and Kenneth Mathews

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