Herd expansion is a thought that is on many cattlemen’s minds. Most are considering if they should expand and by how much. Others are questioning if expansion has already begun, and if it hasn’t, when it will. In recent weeks beef cow slaughter as compared to last year has dramatically fallen. In fact, when compared to 2012 year-to-date numbers, 2013 is running about four percent less for the year. But the big question is what does this mean for herd expansion and cattle prices? According to University of Georgia forecasts, beef cow inventory should be about 28....
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