Factors Affecting Sale Price Of Calves In Feeder Auctions
In a three-state collaborative study, beef cattle specialists from North and South Dakota and the Univ. of Montana evaluated premiums paid for feeder calves in those states across auction sales for three consecutive weeks in October and November, 2006. The dataset consisted of a total of 68,475 calves (6,251 lots) having an average weight of 520 lb. Following is a brief summary of results (SOURCE: North Dakota State Univ.).