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Cattle producers expecting a reduction in herd size

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Cattle producers expecting a reduction in herd size

Cattle producers in southwestern Missouri say that cattle herds can shrink sharply if processors and retailers don’t share much of their profit margins.

“The producer has given everything he can give now,” Glencorp said.

Rising cow production costs have significantly reduced profit margins, Corp said.

“Our feed costs really hinder our profitability,” he said. “… We are trying to put in all the benefits they can with feed.”

However, farmers in Aurora, Missouri, said the grass was delayed and under further pressure at this point in the spring.

Corp says that the number of heifers in the brownfield has already declined.

“When I see the cattle supply declining and the number of herds declining, that’s the only gift I can see,” he said.

The situation is even more dire for producers experiencing droughts in the plains, Mr. Corp said, but it offers an opportunity compared to the 2012 drought.

“Our people, who were able to cling to and keep the cattle we had, were certainly rewarded in 2013 and 2014, when cattle prices rose significantly. [and] For calves coming out of the farm. “



Cattle producers expecting a reduction in herd size

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