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HAS CATTLE HERD EXPANSION GROUND TO A HALT? –

HAS CATTLE HERD EXPANSION GROUND TO A HALT? – One of the best long-term indicators regarding the expansion or contraction of the cattle herd is the ratio of female slaughter to steer slaughter. U.S. cow-calf producers have been expanding the size of their herds since 2014, when the all cattle and calves inventory bottomed out at 88.5 million head. See the recent data from Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture. (Farm Doc Daily)

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