KANSAS CITY, MO. – Meat industry stakeholders are all too aware of this past year’s market volatility due to COVID-19, but there were and continue to be other factors at play too.
For this week’s MEAT+POULTRY podcast, Dustin Aherin, animal protein analyst of Rabobank AgriFinance, discussed the meat and poultry markets – past, present and future.
First, Aherin touched on how consumers are spending their latest stimulus money and how it could affect the meat market at foodservice and retail.
Aherin also talked about how export markets and the supply chain are faring as the threat of the pandemic began to wane. He discussed China’s emergence as a major exporter and how the United States is balancing beef and pork exports to certain countries around the world.
Finally, Aherin discussed what goes into his job as an animal protein analyst.