Coronavirus COVID-19 virus modelMajor disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic were common in the livestock industry in the last year. The beef supply chain became more resilient and stakeholders adapted to the pandemic, preventing disruptions from being even more severe. Moving forward, beef industry analysts are confident the worst of pandemic disruptions “appear to be waning” and with expectations of a rebounding GDP in general, there remain questions around how things like federal consumer stimulus payments could affect supply and demand for meat and animal products. As the pandemic’s influence continues to subside, rising feed costs and potential continued drought will return as the biggest factors to watch, analysts say. See more on the livestock sector’s post-pandemic status.