Beef production for the year to date in 2015 is down 4.4 percent. This follows last year's 5.7 percent year over year decrease in beef production from 2013. Total cattle slaughter so far this year is down 6.6 percent
Cattle producers are culling fewer cows due to the improved pasture prospects for this spring and the early part of the summer. This likely means fewer cows will be going to slaughter until the fall culling season.
California's historic drought is causing public and private sectors to make difficult and drastic choices between land uses and water needs. Researchers and Extension specialists in Tennessee plan to develop a model of
U.S. beef cow slaughter during 2014 was 2.6 million cows, the first time this number has been below 3 million since 2006. Since 1990, when beef cow slaughter falls below 3 million, the beef cow inventory normally sees a