Amherst, South Dakota rancher Warren Symens says the future of the cattle industry looks to be optimistic with the U.S. cow herd at an all-time low. “When there’s less beef, it drives prices higher, especially at the cow-calf level.” Feed and input costs continue to be one of the biggest challenges livestock producers face. “The price of feed isn’t getting any better and the cattle feeder is kind of getting caught in the middle.”
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