Guess it's been all over the local news enough that it finally made it to my eyes but it appears the cattle herds across the country are indeed being sold off fast, at least West of the Mississippi anyway and especially in Texas.
“We’re taking young cows in the prime of their life, and they’re getting turned into hamburger meat,” Luensmann said. “We’re selling them just out of desperation because you don’t want to mistreat the animal and make it starve. So, we’re dispersing herds.”
Interesting as I have said I don't see any of the large operations around me, with hundreds of bales that have been around for years, being cleaned out.
Two things occur to me however.
One. if all this beef is being slaughtered due to drought and forage/feed shortages why are prices not going down?
Two. Maybe I should re-evaluate putting a few head on my currently available pasture.
I do see why my closest neighbor has been increasing his herd so much this year however.
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