Changing Times: Management Considerations for Cow-Calf Producers

Dr. Scott P. Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist, Beef, VA Tech

Without question, the landscape of the beef business has changed.  All of us are fully aware of the impact of rising feed, fuel, and fertilizer prices, and much discussion has taken place (and will continue to take place) on how energy, economic, and many other policies and factors will affect our industry.  “How will this impact us in Virginia?” is a primary topic of discussion amongst all of us with a vested interest in Virginia’s beef industry.  While none of us have a crystal ball, the hard facts tell us that annual production costs are up $100-150 per cow for many Virginia producers.

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