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May 2, 2020

Opinion: LMA to Focus on Pricing Investigations

To say times are tough in cattle country would be an understatement. Livestock Marketing Association (LMA) member livestock auction owners and their producer customers are speaking up with significant concerns about volatility, the futures market, and especially, livestock producers not getting their fair share of the beef dollar. While COVID-19 and the Holcomb, Kan. packing plant fire last August are bringing these issues further to the forefront, they are illustrations of long-standing concerns regarding pricing and competition.

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April 14, 2020

LMA Encourages Investigation of Beef Packers

The Livestock Marketing Association (LMA) is encouraged to see Secretary Sonny Perdue’s announcement that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will be extending its oversight to determine the causes of divergence between boxed and live beef prices, beginning with the Holcomb, Kansas beef processing plant fire and now incorporating the COVID-19 pandemic.

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March 18, 2020

Livestock Marketing Association on COVID-19 Precautions

Livestock Marketing Association (LMA) is actively working to keep livestock auction markets functioning while following the rapidly changing field of guidance and mandates for businesses in light of COVID-19. Livestock auction markets are essential to maintaining infrastructure and food supply as well as access to capital for the thousands of farmers and ranchers who depend on livestock auction markets to sell their livestock.

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January 16, 2020

Canadian auctioneer wins World Livestock Auctioneer Championship qualifier

PDF Article — Midwestern Qualifier Press Release

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December 24, 2019

USDA Report Affirms Feasibility of Dealer Statutory Trust

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Chelsea Good Vice President of Government and Industry Affairs cgood@lmaweb.com (816) 891-0502

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