Drought to have multi-year effect on rebuilding U.S. cow herd

Drought to have multi-year effect on rebuilding U.S. cow herd

TSCRA

Ongoing drought conditions in the southern Great Plains states make it increasingly likely the rebuilding of the U. S.’ cow herd will take four years or more. For the year to date, beef cow slaughter decreased 4.4 percent nationally while beef cow slaughter in Region 6, which closely corresponds to the drought area, increased 11.7 percent.

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