The current growth benchmark for actual weaning weight is 554 pounds at 192 days of age, with an average daily gain of 2.5 pounds.
The July Cattle report confirms larger cattle inventories in 2018.
The last two years have been a whirlwind of dramatic extremes for the cattle industry. With historically tight supplies in 2014, record prices in every segment of the market were reached. Improvements in drought condi
The last two years have been a whirlwind of dramatic extremes for the cattle industry.
As a whole, today’s cattle reproduce very well.
December placements were up 0.8% year over year, slightly more than expected. This follows large year over year placement increases in September, October and November.
Beef cow slaughter year-to-date through the first week of October was 11% higher than last year, and that followed 2017's increase of 11%.
You might get fewer dollars for your calves next year, but 2016 will still offer good profits for most ranchers.