Managing beef genotypes for profit: a computer simulation

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Show simple item record Schalles, R.R. Martin, L.C. Zoellner, K.O. 2010-11-02T21:36:15Z 2010-11-02T21:36:15Z 2010-11-02
dc.description.abstract In a computer simulation based on KSU data, cattle bred and managed to be moved directly from weaning to feedlot and slaughtered at a young age produced the greatest profit. Cattle that were too small or too large and management systems that increased age at slaughter were less profitable. This accelerated system of production allows a producer to take advantage of superior genetics and the economic opportunities they provide, especially with retained ownership. The beef industry has the opportunity to continue to produce quality beef, while reducing days to slaughter by taking advantage of the higher efficiency of feed conversion of younger animals. In addition, less shrink, lower trucking costs, fewer sick days, a reduction in medication, lower marketing costs, and reduced interest costs are associated with the accelerated production system. With the availability of EPDs, there is little reason for profit minded cow-calf producers to wean calves that are not of acceptable size to enter the feedlot after the weaning process. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1990 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 90-361-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 592 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Beef genotype-management interactions en_US
dc.subject Economics en_US
dc.subject Simulation en_US
dc.title Managing beef genotypes for profit: a computer simulation en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US 1990 en_US
dc.citation.epage 71 en_US
dc.citation.spage 69 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1990, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, February, 1990 en_US

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