Hines tells ranchers cow-calf business needs overhaul

Hines tells ranchers cow-calf business needs overhaul

Gayle Smith

The Cattle Business Weekly

Hines believes producers need to get back to the basics of production, instead of making cows bigger, which has increased costs. He shares a study from the University of Wisconsin in 1983 that showed smaller cows can wean more pounds than larger cows. “This study was done when the industry was already headed toward producing larger cows. Why weren’t we listening to this research? Now, 35 years later, we are heading back to the smaller cow,” he states.

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