More insights offered on cattle carcass weights

More insights offered on cattle carcass weights

*Dr. Larry Corah is professor emeritus at Kansas State University.

WHEN evaluating cattle industry trends, few have been as consistent and linear as increases in fed cattle carcass weights. Historically, a 1-3 lb. increase could be expected annually, which resulted in a 20-30 lb. increase every 10 years.

Numerous factors were industry drivers, but widespread genetic selection for rapid growth in all breeds, especially

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