Add per-head weight for beef cattle

11/14/2012 - 11/23/2012

This year's drought led to a widespread liquidation in the U.S. beef herd as the cost of feed skyrocketed and the quantity of available feed fell through the floor. Though economists say the market's likely to bounce back by the middle of next year, the current marketplace makes it a good time to add per-head weight before marketing beef cattle, says Lee Schulz, Iowa State University Extension livestock economist.

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