The past 13 years have seen relentless beef cow liquidation. From a high of 45.7 million beef cows in the U.S. in 1975, cow numbers declined to 35.7 million in 2000, and fell to a 2013 inventory of 29.3 million.
Utility tractors of 40-100 hp are particularly suited to these myriads of tasks that are often performed in close quarters. On the following pages, we present some of the newest units that fit this category.
Dustin Focht, Stillwater, OK, claims the world champion auctioneering slot, while Brian Little, Wann, OK, takes reserve champion for an Oklahoma sweep at the 50th World Livestock Auctioneer Championship.
USDA's June 9 Crop Progress report indicates corn planting in the 18 selected states is at 95%, just off the 98% pace of the five-year average. Pasture and range is generally in Fair to Good condition.