NEWS
Zilmax Ban Raises Questions
Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor
Tue Aug 13, 2013 03:49 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Tyson's decision to stop buying cattle fed Zilmax as of Sept. 6 caused the futures markets to spike last Thursday, but the long-term impact on prices depends on a number of variables, experts say.

"As far as real market impact, it's going to depend upon whether anybody follows suit," DTN Livestock Analyst John Harrington said. "If Tyson's all alone out there, it's probably not going to have a huge market impact. On the other hand, if JBS, National and Cargill all get on the same page, well, then that will have ripples."

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