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Published June 6, 2022 – Cattle Market Notes Weekly

Beef Cow Slaughter Remains Elevated

by Josh Maples, Mississippi State University

A few months ago, Kenny wrote about beef cow slaughter outpacing 2021 levels. He discussed how drought and cull cow prices, among other factors, were contributing to high beef cow slaughter totals in 2022. I want to follow up on his article with the most recent data and also discuss some of the regional breakdowns of cow slaughter. 

Chart from article: <>

Chart Data Source: USDA-AMS & USDA-NASS, LMIC