Originally Posted by Dex
Are you saying that you are not expecting 14-16 to come back in stock?
I won't speak for Sterling, but I wouldn't expect that to become the norm any time soon for the reasons mentioned. A lot of ranchers aren't just taking beef to sale sooner, they are also reducing their herd size dramatically. Lack of water, limited availability of feed, and the cost are all factors. The lower the investment per head, the lower the risk is at the sale barn.
With some consistent rain on the retirement property we own I could make more $ with less risk with a couple of good cuttings of Coastal than I could gambling on raising beef. Instead, I'll probably sell at a discount to neighbors that depend on selling beef for part of their income.
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