Custom feeding vital to Iowa’s beef industry

Custom feeding vital to Iowa’s beef industry

Iowa Beef Center

There was a time when custom feeding of cattle was looked down upon in Iowa. Custom cattle feeders were thought to be the ones who didn’t have the financial resources to buy the cattle themselves. That perception has changed dramatically, thanks to the farm crisis of the 80’s.In the midst of the farm crisis — as equity eroded — many formerly successful and very well managed feeders struggled to survive.

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