Factors affecting prices of calves and yearlings in Kansas

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dc.contributor.author Lambert, C.
dc.contributor.author Corah, L.
dc.contributor.author Grunewald, O.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-15T13:46:04Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-15T13:46:04Z
dc.date.issued 2010-12-15
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6977
dc.description.abstract Data were collected on 85,195 cattle sold in 15 Kansas auctions during October and November 1981. Buyers discounted sick cattle heavily, 'and discounts were heavier on sick calves than yearlings. The discount for bulls vs. steers increased as weight increased, but the discount for heifers vs. steers decreased with increasing weight. Buyers pay little if any premium for thin cattle, but severely discount very thin or fat cattle. Cattle with average fill sold as well or better than shrunk cattle. Gaunt or tanked cattle were heavily discounted. Best prices were paid for lots of 20 to 40 head, with heavy discounts for lots less than 5. Since the price advantage to uniform lots was small, sorting should be kept to a minimum. Large framed, thick muscled cattle sold best, and smaller framed cattle were discounted more in western than eastern Kansas. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen's Day, 1983 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station); 427 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Calves en_US
dc.subject Yearlings en_US
dc.title Factors affecting prices of calves and yearlings in Kansas en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1983 en_US
dc.citation.epage 83 en_US
dc.citation.spage 78 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 2003, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 4, 1983 en_US

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