As the market continues to decline into the teens and breakevens dipping into the red, the feeder will have some tough marketing decisions to make over the next few weeks.
During periods of herd expansion, the heifer percentage of yearling slaughter drops to roughly 31 percent and during periods of herd liquidation, heifers will contribute about 40 percent to total yearling slaughter.
The seasonal pull on Choice middle meats continues to be the driver of the beef market as Memorial Day grilling is only ten days away.
Making sure that beef is has a seat at trade negotiations tables has been a focus of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), along with labeling of “fake meat.”
Pasture and range conditions opened this season with the U.S. having 20% rated as being in poor and very poor condition.
Marijuana is the latest cash crop as its been legalized in several states, causing new farms to sprout and grow.
Beef researcher at West Texas A&M University pursues conventional and unconventional improvements in beef quality.