Impact of dairy industry on beef markets

Impact of dairy industry on beef markets

Lee Schulz

Wallaces Farmer

The dairy industry’s influence on total beef production is significant. Sometimes it’s complementary to beef markets. Other times it is counter to beef market adjustments. CattleFax beef audits for 2009 to 2013 show cull dairy cows and fed dairy cattle averaged about 20% of total U.S. beef production. About two-thirds of the dairy beef came from fed dairy cattle.

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