Cattle slaughter surged over the last six weeks, with weekly slaughter at more than 650,000 head every week since the first of May except for the Memorial Day-shortened week, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service professor and extension economist David Anderson reported. Total cattle slaughter is up about 9% compared to the same period a year ago, with much of the year-over-year increase in slaughter from heifers, he said.
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