Understanding how to create the highest-valued animals in the beef industry

Understanding how to create the highest-valued animals in the beef industry

J. Tom Brink and Shawn T. Walter

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As price premiums become more commonplace in the U.S. beef industry, producers of high-quality cattle are finding opportunities to earn greater returns.  With approximately 70% of all fed cattle now marketed on carcass-merit grids and formulas, superior cattle now capture sizable premiums above the average market price—no matter whether that base market price is high or low.

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