Marketing beef, dairy cows & bulls through livestock auction markets

Marketing beef, dairy cows & bulls through livestock auction markets

David L. Morris, DVM, Ph.D.

The Fence Post

In 2009, 3 million beef cows, 2.6 million dairy cows, and 525,000 bulls were slaughtered in the United States, representing 20.4 percent of all cattle slaughtered. Based upon inventory, this represents 9 percent of all beef cows, 28 percent of all dairy cows, and 25 percent of all bulls at that time.

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