Fewer cows are becoming beef

Fewer cows are becoming beef

Kerry Halladay

Western Livestock Journal

There are fewer cows going to slaughter and more meat in the bank, so to speak. Monthly USDA reports released last week are a glimpse at the changing scenery of the current market; fewer, heavier animals are going to slaughter and increasingly more of them are steers than females, and the strong U.S. economy coupled with weak seasonal consumer beef demand has stores of beef building up in freezers.

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