Animal Science Department


Date of this Version

December 2001


Published for Proceedings, The Range Beef Cow Symposium XVII December 11, 12, and 13, 2001 - Casper, Wyoming.


The Cow-Calf sector of the beef industry has undergone a period of increasing intensification and tremendous changes in productivity over the past 25 years. Improved technology, new production systems and changing economics have driven the Cow-Calf sector to higher and higher production levels. In this presentation I will lay out the underlying reasons for this increased production and intensification and why it will continue in the future.