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 […]

Keith Good: $4.8 Billion Hit to Farm Program Possible Over 10 Years Jan 30, 2015

🕔Jan 30, 2015
Policy Issues David Rogers reported yesterday at Politico that, “Falling crop prices are raising cost projections for new farm programs even before producers have signed up this spring. “The Congressional Budget Office […]

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