Examining cost of gain in Kansas feedlots

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dc.contributor.author Babcock, A.
dc.contributor.author Jones, R.
dc.contributor.author Langemeier, Michael R.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-02T20:42:12Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-02T20:42:12Z
dc.date.issued 2010-08-02T20:42:12Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4339
dc.description.abstract This study had three primary objectives: 1) to examine the effects that individual performance and ingredient price factors have on cost of gain; 2) to quantify the annual and/or seasonal trend in cost of gain in Kansas feedlots; and 3) to examine the difference in cost of gain between steers and heifers. For both steers and heifers, corn price was significant and positive, indicating that as the price of corn increases so does cost of gain. The price of hay, which is a feedstuff in the majority of feedlot diets, has a positive, but insignificant, effect on feeding cost of gain. As average daily gain increased, predicted cost of gain decreased for both steers and heifers, but the result was only significant in steers. Death loss had a positive impact on cost of gain, but may be a more important factor when feeding steers. The trend over time was positive. Feed conversion is positive and highly significantly related to cost of gain for both steers and heifers. As feed conversion (feed/gain) increases, the cost of gain increases. There seems to be a significant negative trend over time in the difference between steer and heifer cost of gain, and the difference seems to be seasonal. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen's Day, 2006 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 06-205-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 959 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Gain en_US
dc.subject Feedlots en_US
dc.title Examining cost of gain in Kansas feedlots en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2006 en_US
dc.citation.epage 45 en_US
dc.citation.spage 38 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 2006, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 3, 2006 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mlange en_US

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