FORT WORTH, Texas — Hughes Abell, president of the Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association issued the following statement after the White House announced measures they believe will increase fairness, competitiveness and resilience in the meat and poultry supply chain:
“To adequately address disparities within the beef supply chain, packer capacity must be increased, and the cattle market must operate transparently and provide for robust price discovery. For too long, these basic principles have been overlooked, and the men and women who raise our nation’s beef have suffered as a result.
“We appreciate the White House and Congress for their willingness to tackle these critical issues. As with any complex issue, the details will be immensely important as we must be cautious to not disrupt the efficient system we’ve built. We look forward to learning more specifics and working with administration officials, Congress and others within the cattle industry to ensure these efforts provide meaningful improvements for cattle producers.”
TSCRA is a 144-year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 17,000 beef cattle operations, ranching families and businesses as members. These members represent approximately 55,000 individuals directly involved in ranching and beef production who manage 4 million head of cattle on 76 million acres of range and pastureland, primarily in Texas, Oklahoma and the Southwest.
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–Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association