Beef’s Carcass Weights At Record Levels
Yes, the coffee-shop talk in cattle country usually starts with cattle prices. However, it does not take long before the talk turns to how big these fed cattle are getting. In early September, we heard the report of a record high for steer carcass weight of 885 pounds (lb.). By mid-September that was 889 lb.; by mid-October it was 896 lb.