BeefTalk: 2010 Production Benchmarks Are In
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
In reality, the need is to grow profitable cattle that a producer can appreciate and still meet industry needs.
Each year, the North Dakota Beef Cattle Improvement Association (NDBCIA) summarizes the average performance of beef cattle herds that are utilizing the CHAPS programs. The NDBCIA has been keeping records since 1963 and presents these annual evaluations as five-year rolling benchmark values for average herd performance for several traits.