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2011 Cattle Cycle Book

Job Springer Dan Childs Steve Swigert Jeri Donnell

By Job Springer,
Dan Childs, Senior Agricultural Economics Consultant,
Steve Swigert, Agricultural Economics Consultant (Retired)
and Jeri Donnell

Posted Mar. 14, 2011

Having a good working knowledge of the cattle cycle is one of the keys for economic success in the livestock business. This is true whether one is in a cow-calf operation, a forage grazing operation, a feedyard operation or a beef cattle slaughter/processing company. The cattle cycle is a natural accumulation and liquidation of cattle inventory over a period of years.

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