The effects of confinement on the European bovine meat market

Generalized confinement in Europe has overturned the beef market. The almost completely closed-down out-of-home dining sector (RHD) has meant a loss of use for certain muscles, animals, or even meats of specific national origins. The valorization of many carcasses has been problematic, creating delays in slaughtering that mid-June had not yet been caught up with. This article attempts to present the tendencies of the evolutions observed on the beef market in the European Union during this recent period. It is based on the weekly follow-up made between March and June 2020 and published on the tendances-lait-viande.fr web site, which is itself based on data made available by the Ministries of the different member states of the European Union and on conjunctural notes or articles published by foreign journals.