Sunday, October 22, 2006
Figure 118: Beef Cow Slaughter Up In 2006
The 2006 drought has resulted in increased beef cow slaughter year to date. It looks like one drought strategy has been to sell cull cows early. If these cows were going to be culled any way, this does not imply that the growth in cattle numbers has stopped. If added cows are slaughtered in 2006, it would suggest that the growth in cattle numbers has slowed or even stopped. It is to early to determine for sure.