Beef Stocker Unit provides research for the cattle industry, production experience for students

Beef Stocker Unit provides research for the cattle industry, production experience for students

Samantha Albers

Kansas State Collegian

In U.S. cattle production, it typically takes 14 to 16 months to raise an animal for meat consumption. This development process has several phases for a market animal to go through, including birth, weaning — taking the calf away from its mother — and then growing in a feedlot to develop muscle that will be harvested for meat.

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