Study Shows FCCP Tags Provide Added Value in Marketplace
Tri State Livestock News
The Red Angus Feeder Calf Certification Program (FCCP) has long been recognized as a leader in the beef industry and university research has now quantified the added value this program provides for beef producers. In a recent study completed by Kansas State University, FCCP-tagged Red Angus calves marketed through Superior Livestock Auction’s video sales, sold for significantly higher prices. From 2013 to 2016, FCCP-enrolled Red Angus calves sold for $3.38 more per hundredweight over non-tagged, Red Angus-influenced calves that were only identified by breed description. This equated to more than $20 per head on a 600-lb. feeder calf.