First mid-year increase in U.S. cattle inventory in nine years

The U.S. cattle herd is rebuilding after years of shrinkage, said the USDA in the semi-annual Cattle report. Based on a survey of 50,000 producers, the department said there were 98.4 million head on ranches, farms and feedlots as of July 1, up 2 percent from a year earlier. “The last time [the] all cattle and calves… » Read More

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