Ag Insight: The changing face of America’s livestock industry

Over the past two decades, operations have become substantially larger, notes a recent report, and productivity has increased. The downside is decreased competition, more worries about air and water pollution


Canadian livestock and poultry producers closely monitor what is occurring south of the border and its affect on Canadian production.

The United States has seen a shift towards much larger production units with greater specialization. There has also been greater co-ordination between input availability, actual production and processing. This shift has been most noticeable in cattle feeding and pork and poultry production.

Better Farming - November 2009