Imagine the US cow herd in 2036

Imagine the US cow herd in 2036

Doug Rich

High Plains Journal

“One thing we do well is produce cattle with tremendous capacity,” said Dave Lalman, Extension beef cattle specialist at Oklahoma State University. Aggressive selection for growth over time increased cattle finish weights by 9.42 pounds per year. If this trend continues, finished cattle will weigh on average 1,561 pounds by 2036.

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