Females made up 43.5% percent of cattle slaughter, the lowest share since 1972.
The financial pain of feeding cattle eased again last week, but losses remain more than $125 per head.
Cow herd expansion appears to be on the rise.
Live cattle ends mostly firmer and feeder cattle close higher.
Meaningful change isn’t accomplished overnight. More often, it happens slowly by chipping away piece by piece until something new suddenly takes shape.
U.S. feedlots unexpectedly increased the number of cattle purchased in December compared with a year earlier, a government report showed.
A $5 rally to cash cattle prices cut packer margins nearly in half.
Use the following Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, courtesy of Ken Rulon, to plug in your costs to compare conventional tillage and no-till.