Don't know much about cattle marketing. Most of these herds around here are privately owned and traded. But I do know about poultry, as this is poultry country around here in NC and SC. A good friend of mine is a retired turkey farmer. You can't drive 3 miles around here before you see 3- 150 yard long chicken houses, side by side. They're growing those chickens so fast, you wouldn't believe it. A chicken around here is lucky if he has a month to live from chick to slaughterhouse. The food they give them technically makes them cannibals.