High Time for Heifers

-10 good reasons to expose more heifers over the next few years-

This week, beef packer JBS and Five Rivers Cattle Feeding hosted a group of large ranchers, scientists, seedstock operators and others to discuss ways to encourage heifer retention and herd expansion in the U.S. beef industry. Market signals favor expansion, but it is not happening because of drought, input prices, and other market trends.

In the short term, declining cattle supplies benefit producers with higher prices, but long-term, participants are concerned about losing market share and infrastructure.

“…there is huge opportunity for cow-calf profitability in coming years, and expansion is in the best interest to small and large producers.”

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