DENVER -- Wholesalers and retailers may witness a cutback in beef supplies in the near future, according to an industry survey showing a decline in profitability of the cow-calf business. he 1,700 respondents operating near breakeven levels, and 15% indicating operations in the red. Twenty-five percent of cow-calf operators thought they could lower their unit costs of production, whereas 47% said they could not. Fifteen percent of cow-calf operators at the beginning of 1995 said they ...

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