Schulz: Beef cow herd may continue downward slide

Assistant professor Lee Schulz authored an article for Wallaces Farmer about the outlook for beef cow herds in 2020. Schulz says "Impacts of cold, snow, floods and fires on cattle producers in 2019 made dramatic headlines. The inventory data gathered from producers suggest the total impact on herd size was relatively small. Still, individual operations suffered devastating losses. The loss of animals, fence, pasture and other resources was a significant burden on the families and operations directly involved."

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(Released February 2020)