Agricultural Economics Department


Date of this Version

February 2005


Published in Cornhusker Economics, 02/23/2005. Produced by the Cooperative Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.


Beef demand increased about 8-10 percent in 2004. What does that really tell us and how is beef demand measured? For cattle producers, how does an increase in beef demand impact the price for fed cattle, feeder cattle and calves? The objective of this article is to answer those questions.