MORE BEEF COWS IN WORST DROUGHT REGIONS THAN A YEAR AGO
Kansas State University Associate Professor of Ag Economics Glynn Tonsor analyzed the latest USDA information on range and pasture conditions and concluded the cattle industry faces more difficult drought challenges than a year ago. Nationally, he found 53% of the beef cows at the beginning of the current grazing season reside in states with at least 40% poor or very poor range and pasture conditions. Last year, only 20% of the beef cows were in that situation.
Checkoff dollars are being used in Kansas to heighten awareness and improve consumer demand for beef during Beef Month, according to Kansas Beef Council Executive Director Kevin Thielen.