BeefTalk: Am I Short of Feed or Short of Cash?

BeefTalk: Am I Short of Feed or Short of Cash?

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Today, cattle producers market cows and bulls in much the same way they market the annual production of calves.

However, here is something to keep in mind: If a typical beef producer marketed all the cattle last week that normally would be sold off the operation, approximately 50 percent of the check would be from the value of steer calves, 30 percent from the value of heifer calves and 20 percent from the value of market cows and bulls.

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