LIVESTOCK MARKET OUTLOOK: How long will beef expansion last?

Economist expects relatively short beef cow expansion phase of three or four years.

The industry is two years into beef cow expansion, but according to Purdue University agricultural economist Chris Hurt, the question now is how long the expansion phase will last.

Historically, he said beef cattle expansions lasted five to six years, but history is not likely to be a very good guide on this particular cycle, for numerous reasons.

First, Hurt said the current expansion has already been quick and of a large magnitude. Second, the profit outlook for brood cow

All access premium subscription

This content requires a subscription to Feedstuffs in order to access. If you are a paid subscriber, use your email and password to Log In now.


Current Feedstuffs Subscribers: Online and mobile access are now included at no charge to you. To read this article, use your subscriber email and password to log-in to your account (or contact us for assistance in updating your account.)


Not Currently a Subscriber: Subscribe NOW to Feedstuffs and receive our print and/or digital publications, enewsletters and premium online content. Visit Feedstuffs.com and click on Subscribe at the top of the page for more information.


SUBSCRIBE NOW https://circulation.feedstuffs.com/Publications.aspx


TO RENEW YOUR SUBSCRIPTION https://circulation.feedstuffs.com/SubscriptionOffers.aspx


Hide comments

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish