The solution is finding moderately sized cows that produce steers to meet current market desires and specifications.
Having cattle that are too large or too small has real consequences.
The pounds of calf weaned per acre is key to the evaluation of any cattle system.
Now may be the time to get a handle on the perpetual size race.
Bigger and bigger cows may not be the best option.
If excelling in calf growth and maintaining a cost-effective cow herd is the goal, crossbreeding is an option.
Coffee discussions tend to assume an answer quickly, but the reality is much more difficult and complicated.
The current low grain prices and ample forage availability can make beef industry expansion a reality.