Backgrounding calves this fall

Backgrounding calves this fall

Drovers

University of Wisconsin Extension agents offer these thoughts on opportunities for marketing this year’s calves at heavier weights.

This growing season has given us rain, drought and cool temperatures which resulted in abundance of immature corn, or at the least very wet shelled corn with possible test weight or quality problems. One possible option to use some of this corn and capture greater value for it may be to background feeder cattle.

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