Wednesday, January 7, 2009

What's The Beef?

Here is an interesting little blog entry on Alan Nation's blog over at the Stockman Grassfarmer's website. (You can find a link to the Grassfarmer's website at the right).

It is entitled, "What happened to the cattle cycle?" and questions what happened to the usual down period in price. The conclusion being drawn is that even though there are less producers in this country than there were 20 years ago, there is more beef being produced. This is because of the continued trend toward bigger, beefier animals. Less farmers are producing more beef.

The conundrum is that these bigger animals aren't necessarily conducive to grass finishing. Food for thought. Use the link above to read the article in full.

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