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From Cattle Industry Conventon 2018- Don Close Previews US Beef Cow Herd Number Coming from USDA

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 06:20:43 CST

From Cattle Industry Conventon 2018- Don Close Previews US Beef Cow Herd Number Coming from USDA


Wednesday afternoon, the USDA will release the annual Cattle Inventory Report based on the numbers from January first, 2018. Don Close,V.P. Food & Agribusiness Research & Advisory, Animal Protein at Rabo AgriFinance, talked with Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays about what he expects to see out of the report as it relates to the US Beef Cow Herd. Close and Hays discussed the numbers and what they might mean to future beef supplies as the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention was getting underway in Phoenix.


Close says the overall heifer supply picture that has been pieced together for 2017 continues to point to a one to perhaps two percent increase in the US Beef Cow inventory- which could mean a beef cow herd in the US close to 32 million head. He believes that number is adequate to supply domestic and international beef demand at this point.

Hays is featuring the comments of Don Close on the upcoming report in today's Beef Buzz.


Click here for the USDA NASS front page on their website- which is where you can get the Cattle Inventory report on Wednesday after 2 PM central time.


Coverage of the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show is powered by Farm Data Services of Stillwater- click here to learn more about how they can help your farm or ranch operation's bottom line in a variety of ways.


The Beef Buzz is a regular feature heard on radio stations around the region on the Radio Oklahoma Network and is a regular audio feature found on this website as well. Click on the LISTEN BAR below for today's show and check out our archives for older Beef Buzz shows covering the gamut of the beef cattle industry today.




   
   

Ron Hays Beef Buzzes with Don Close of Rabo AgriFinance at the CIC in Phoenix
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