Effects of weather on average daily gain and profitability

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dc.contributor.author Mark, D.R.
dc.contributor.author Schroeder, Ted C.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-06T20:52:53Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-06T20:52:53Z
dc.date.issued 2010-08-06T20:52:53Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4548
dc.description.abstract The effect of several weather conditions on average daily gain (ADG) and profits is quantified for typical steers and heifers fed in commercial feedyards in Western Kansas from 1980 to 1999. ADG predictions for particular pens of cattle are often used to plan marketing dates and calculate breakeven purchase prices. Weather is known to influence cattle performance, and expected weather conditions can be used to improve ADG predictions. Effects on ADG and profits from combinations of, and interactions between, temperature, precipitation, humidity, and wind speed were analyzed. The influence of these weather conditions was allowed to differ by sex, placement weight, and placement month. Results indicate that performance and profits of lightweight placements are more sensitive to temperature and precipitation changes than are heavier weight calves. Above average temperature tends to reduce cattle performance during the summer and increase it for cattle fed during the winter. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 2002 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 02-318-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 890 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Cattle performance en_US
dc.subject Average daily gain en_US
dc.subject Cattle feeding profits en_US
dc.subject Temperature en_US
dc.subject Weather en_US
dc.title Effects of weather on average daily gain and profitability en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2002 en_US
dc.citation.epage 138 en_US
dc.citation.spage 135 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 2002, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 1, 2002 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid tcs en_US

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