Sale Barn Price Boosters

Sale Barn Price Boosters

Boyd Kidwell

Progressive Farmer

The day a calf is born, Lin Jones is already creating a marketing plan for it. If that new calf is male, Step 1 of marketing is banding. Jones, whose family cattle operation is in New Canton, Va., said the way he sees it, a package of 100 castration bands costs $2. So for 2 cents each and five minutes of his time, the producer increases the value of each male calf by $30.

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