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

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