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Thirty Attend Livestock Day as US Beef Cow Numbers Shrink to Lowest Since 1962

The annual Jim Schumacher Memorial Livestock Day was well attended with over 30 area livestock producers.

The meeting started off with a sour note. Continued drought in the west and plains has shrunk the beef cow herd to 28.9 million head. Year to date reduction of 4%, results in the smallest beef cow herd since 1962. Montana ranks 7th in the list of states with the largest reduction. Since 2020 Montana has lost over 200,000 head of cattle.

Dr. “JP” Pollreisz, Managing Veterinarian in Zoetis’ Beef Technical Services division discussed scours in baby calves. You need to consult with yo...


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