“As we (the industry) keep heifers back and we work through the tail end of last year’s drought cattle, we’re just now on the verge of supplies getting tight,” says Jackie Moore, owner of Joplin Regional Stockyards in Carthage, MO.
Think of that. That’s despite beef cows numbers having declined every year, and 9% overall, since 2007 (January to January). And 2007 was a time when beef cow numbers were already sucking dregs by historical standards. ...More