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Aged cows in a high market year

 

October 19, 2023



Cattle prices have been on the rise this year. With a decline in the United States cow herd but no change in beef demand, prices for feeder and fed cattle have risen to levels not seen since 2014. Bred heifers and young bred cows are also up. Some early spring (January) calving commercial bred heifers are being offered for $3,000 or more per head. This has also created a price increase on weigh cows. As of the date of this article in eastern Colorado, open cows are bringing anywhere from $75 cwt for thin cows, to $119 cwt for high yield cows. The price for older bred cows has also see...



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