Kansas Steer Futurities - The Record on Retained Ownership 1974-19831

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dc.contributor.author Lambert, C.
dc.contributor.author Simms, D.
dc.contributor.author Schalles, B.
dc.contributor.author Corah, L.
dc.contributor.author Kuhl, Gerry L.
dc.contributor.author Sands, M.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-14T19:34:33Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-14T19:34:33Z
dc.date.issued 2010-12-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6920
dc.description.abstract Spring born steer calves, weaned and delivered to custom feedlots by Kansas producers, were fed to slaughter weight. Gain and carcass information was gathered on over 5,000 head fed in 53 separate tests since the fall of 1974. Retaining ownership of steers through the feedlot phase has been profitable for producers in six of the last nine years, and in only two years have losses been large. Those same calves, if sold at weaning, would have been profitable in only three of the last nine years, using Kansas Farm Management Association average costs of production. The cattle averaged 59 percent USDA Choice and 98.3 percent USDA Yield Grade 3 or trimmer carcasses. Death loss averaged 1.2 percent over the nine years. Breed groups with the ability to gain rapidly and grade USDA Choice were most profitable. There was an $86.63 difference in profit and a .7 lb per day difference in gain from the low to high gaining breed groups. Profit increased as yearling hip height and rib eye area increased while carcass quality grade and fat thickness decreased. Profitability leveled out when yearling hip height exceeded 47 inches, rib eye area exceeded 13.5 sq. in. and quality grade went below 50 percent Choice. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen's Day, 1984 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 84-300-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 448 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Steer en_US
dc.subject Feedlot en_US
dc.subject Profit en_US
dc.subject Gain en_US
dc.subject Carcass weight en_US
dc.title Kansas Steer Futurities - The Record on Retained Ownership 1974-19831 en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1984 en_US
dc.citation.epage 118 en_US
dc.citation.spage 111 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1984, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 2, 1984 en_US


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