Cattle prices hit record highs, but industry doesn’t see expansion

Cattle prices hit record highs, but industry doesn’t see expansion

DAVID ERICKSON

Helena Independent Record

Due to high demand and limited supply, cattle prices are the highest they’ve ever been. Montana’s livestock production industry, with roughly 1.5 million cows and 1.2 million calves statewide, is expected to bring in more than $1 billion in gross receipts this year, accounting for 40 percent of all agricultural sales.

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