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.