Why Would I Want to Background My Calves Rather Than Sell Them Directly Off the Cow?

Why Would I Want to Background My Calves Rather Than Sell Them Directly Off the Cow?

Montana State University

A primary objective of backgrounding programs for weaned calves is to allow skeletal and muscle development without adding fat. There is usually a price discount for "fleshy" calves purchased to be finished in a feedlot.

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