Dairies Use Genetics to Manage Through Beef Price Decline

April 2016

In 2016, U.S. dairy margins are being slugged with a 1-2 punch of soft milk prices and slashed cattle prices. Milk prices have now fallen 40 percent from their high in late 2014. But until a few months ago, dairy producers were partially insulated from this painful decline due to record high cattle prices and lucrative sales of bull calves and cull cows.

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