Iowa Farm Science

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Farm Outlook


Lighter market weights have been a key factor in the cattle market this year. Total commercial cattle slaughter during the first half of 1965 was 5 percent above a year earlier. However, market weights averaged 32 pounds per head lighter than in the same months of 1964. As a result, tonnage of carcass beef produced was practically the same as a year earlier. With population growth, per capita supplies were slightly smaller.