Missouri sale barns have seen calves hit the market, but will it last?

Thanks to good prices over the last few months, Missouri sale barns have seen a lot of calves hit the market. However, ag officials in the state are closely watching, saying they are not sure how much longer that can last.

Tony Hancock with the Missouri Department of Agriculture says prices have been really good lately, and it has led to a lot of calves at lighter weights making their way to market. But he says that will not be sustainable forever, and he is preparing for several light weeks ahead.

Hancock is also looking at other ways of tracking this kind of data since USDA scrapped its July cattle inventory report. He says it is important to keep track of any signs of expansion to the herd.

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