In the recent issue of the Beef Cow Calf Weekly, U.S. Operations Vice President of AgriClear Nevil Speer discussed the National Beef Quality Audit and noted that while the industry has increased black-hided cattle, the percentage of carcasses with Holstein influence has moved from 5.7 percent in 2000 to 20.4 percent in 2016.
This gives credence to the impact that Holstein steers have in the red meat industry. Dairy feedlots are an importance part of our industry even with the events of early 2017. For several years, operators have depended on the current researched-based information at the dairy beef short course prior to the Central Plains Dairy Expo in March. In 2017, the program will include tours of area feedlots. More information will be available in upcoming months.