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Cull Cow Market
Victoria G. Myers Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Mon Dec 17, 2012 02:58 PM CST

The cull cow market has rarely looked better for cow-calf producers. From tight supplies to strong consumer demand for ground beef, the balance is definitely in the favor of cattlemen going into 2013.

Shane Ellis, Iowa State University Extension livestock economist, says demand for ground beef has played a big role in keeping the market for cull cows at record levels this year. He adds the loss of finely textured lean beef as a product for the industry has created additional demand for lean cuts of beef (85% to 90% lean) to go into the grind.

"We've had this strong ...

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