More on the Impact COVID-19 is having on the Beef Cattle Industry

Today, WJRS Local News continues its discussion with Jonathan Oakes, Russell County extension agent for agriculture, regarding the beef cattle industry and the effect COVID-19 is having.  

Oakes said beef cattle producers operate in a tight market, with very low profit margins, and the current coronavirus crisis has certainly affected beef cattle farmers even more… 

Oakes reiterated there really isn’t a problem in overall meat supply chain, but it was important for consumers to support local beef producers…

 Oakes commended Russell County beef farmers for their production and the job they do.   He said his job is to help people, help farmers, provide resources, and be available.  

Oakes encouraged local farmer to call him anytime at the Extension office at 270 866-4477

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