2013-01-17 / Ag News
How likely is cow herd expansion in 2013?
USDAestimated that there were 29.833 million beef cows in the country on Jan. 1, 2012. The USDA’s annual cattle inventory report, to be released on Feb. 1, will provide this year’s first official count of the herd, but based on beef cow slaughter and expected heifer retention last year, beef cow numbers were likely one percent to 1.5 percent lower on Jan. 1, 2013, says Darrell R.
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