Utilizing co-product feeds for the stocker operation

Utilizing co-product feeds for the stocker operation


For many years, stockering calves in the Southeastern U.S. has been a very profitable enterprise for some producers. According to Rankins, Jr. and Prevatt (2013), the best opportunity for profit has historically lied with a system that purchases lightweight calves in the fall adding 200-400 lbs of gain, and marketing those calves in truckload lots in the spring.

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