Livestock farmers should see better prices for cattle in 2022, while pork values may dip some compared to the highs of 2021, according to Lee Schulz, Iowa State University (ISU) Ex­­tension and Outreach livestock economist.

Schulz provided his price outlook last week during ISU Extension’s Pro Ag Outlook series.

“There is a lot of optimism (about cattle) going into 2022, especially in the spring months,” he said. 

Schulz said be­­cause the cattle inventory is tightening, there is pressure for prices to move higher in the next few years. Current projections call for...