BEEF CUTBACK IS CALLED POSSIBLE

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

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

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