Canadian Beef Market Update: Cow Slaughter - What Does this Mean for Heifer Retention

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Anne Wasko and Shaun Haney discuss the recent cow slaughter prices. As Anne mentions to Shaun there is some interesting issues at play here. Domestic cow slaughter 1st quarter is down 7% while exports are double last year meaning that disposals are up 20% in comparison to last year.

Will this increased cow disposal lead to higher heifer retention this fall in Canada? Only the fall will tell that story.

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