Cattle producers in the southeast are keeping a close eye on the price of cattle this year.
"It hasn't taken a major drop and it hasn't taken a major leap either," shared Sarah Anderson at the Right Cross Ranch. "We're pure-bred producers too, we're not only commercial. We have both sets of income so we can take advantage of that."
"I'm hoping prices can stay pretty strong. I think people are starting to realize as far as the pure-bred goes, we work hard to get these bulls ready for sale and to get them fed properly. We're using genetics and we want people to be confident in carrying on. I think people are starting to realize that and they're starting to pay for that. So for the pure-bred it's been awesome."
She adds that for commercial beef, things are staying fairly steady and she hopes that there will be increased trade with the United States.
"Right now the industry is taking a turn to doing things more electronically which is a benefit. You don't have to haul your cattle, you can sit at home and sell your cattle and people are starting to take advantage of that. And I don't know why you wouldn't."