Study Shows FCCP Tags Provide Added Value in Marketplace

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.

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