BeefTalk: Is There a Place for Cows in the Future?
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
Is there a place for cows in the future? The reality of today’s agriculture is that it is heavily slanted toward crop production if the land has the potential to be converted to crops. Like it or not, for beef production to expand, the economics of the beef cow needs to have a threefold increase in net returns to compete with crop production.