Cattle herds may expand for the rest of this decade

The upturn in U.S. cattle numbers “is likely to continue for multiple years,” writes Chris Hurt of Purdue in an analysis of the USDA’s semi-annual Cattle inventory report. As of Jan. 1, cattle numbers are up 1 percent and cow-calf producers are ramping up their breeding stock. “It is common for the beef herd to… » Read More

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