Drought impact US beef producers

By Olivia Agar
August 9 2018 - 7:30pm
FIGURE 3: US female cattle slaughter ratio to herd change. As for Australia, a slaughter percentage of greater than 47% means the herd is in liquidation, producers are reducing their cow numbers. Conversely, below the 47% threshold and seasonal & market conditions are encouraging a herd rebuild with producers retaining heifers and cows.

Reports from US beef cattle regions suggest that over much of their cattle country, drought conditions continue to intensify.

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