Livestock: Drought Pressing U.S. Cattle Inventory Numbers to Lowest Levels Since 2015 Jul 28, 2022

    🕔Jul 28, 2022
    The United States’ cattle inventory has shrunk to its lowest numbers since 2015 thanks to the drought sprawling across the western half of the country. James Mitchell, extension livestock economist […]

    Livestock: Continued Cowherd Contraction Confirmed Jul 27, 2022

    🕔Jul 27, 2022
    The USDA’s July cattle inventory report confirms the general sentiment that the cattle cycle remains in a contractionary phase, with most statistics coming in close to pre-report expectations. Total inventory […]

    Livestock: Cattle Herd Still Shrinking – Higher Prices to Follow Feb 10, 2022

    🕔Feb 10, 2022
    The USDA’s January 1 cattle inventory report places the total number of cattle and calves at 91.9 million head, down 2% from a year ago, confirming that the industry is […]

    Livestock: Cull Cows Strategically During Drought – DTN May 25, 2021

    🕔May 25, 2021
    With areas of the High Plains already in severe drought and weather forecasts calling for worsening drought in some parts of the region, the strategic culling of cows is vitally […]

    Livestock: 2020 Cattle Inventory – Herd Expansion Comes to an End Feb 3, 2020

    🕔Feb 3, 2020
    The U.S. beef cattle herd is known to cycle through periods of expansion and contraction roughly every 10 years or so. The high feed price era from 2007 to 2013 […]

    Livestock: Is Beef Herd Expansion Near Its End? Jul 23, 2019

    🕔Jul 23, 2019
    Looking back a decade or so, the high feed price era from 2007 to 2013 caused downsizing of the beef industry. Beef cow numbers reached a low in 2014 which […]

    Livestock: Has Cattle Herd Expansion Ground to a Halt? Feb 4, 2019

    🕔Feb 4, 2019
    Normally, at this time of year, the Cattle industry focuses on information contained in the USDA’s January 1 estimates of the U.S. cattle herd. The inventory report provides a wealth […]

    Texas Cattle: Continued Drought Could Lead to Herd Culling Jul 9, 2018

    🕔Jul 9, 2018
    Beef producers should be making plans regarding their herds in case drought conditions continue, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Jason Banta, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist, […]

    Georgia Livestock: Replacement Cow, Heifer Price Calculator Feb 11, 2015

    🕔Feb 11, 2015
    The UGA Replacement Female Calculator is an Excel based decision tool to help determine the best method to replace or add female cattle to the breeding herd.

    Livestock: Beef Expansion Underway Faster Than Expected Feb 2, 2015

    🕔Feb 2, 2015
    The nation’s cattle producers are expanding the herd at a somewhat faster rate than had been anticipated. In the semi-annual update of cattle numbers, USDA said that the total number […]


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