BeefTalk: Carcass Merit Pays
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
At one time, the carcass that is on the rail had a home. At one point, a producer made the decision to mate cows to a particular bull. The steer calf that resulted from the mating spent his early life nursing on his mother and growing. Eventually, the calf was weaned, allowed to grow and moved through a feed yard to be finished.