Modest expansion of beef cow herd possible in 2011

Modest expansion of beef cow herd possible in 2011

Derrell Peel

High Plains Journal

The much anticipated USDA Cattle report confirmed that the beef industry is beginning 2011 with a small cow herd, limited replacement heifers and even tighter feeder supplies. The beef cow herd decreased 1.6 percent in 2010 to a Jan. 1, 2011, total of 30.9 million head.

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