More expensive than buying Hay
Some costs of the drought are easy to calculate. Like the extra hay or supplement you have to buy this year at higher prices. It’s those longer-term costs that get a little hard to figure when trying to assign exact values.
Cattle Feeder Days to focus on managing feedlot efficiency
Morris Sun Tribune
Feeding and managing for efficiency in the feedlot while finishing cattle at heavier weights is the theme for the 2012 University of Minnesota Cattle Feeder Day Program.
Smaller, fewer, thinner – the future for American beef?
The country that is synonymous with steaks as big as Texas is suffering a serious shortage of cattle. The US national herd is now at an all time low. Numbers peaked at 132 million head of cattle in 1975. At the start of this year this was down to just under 91 million.