Department of Economics, Department of Animal and Range Sciences
Questions in three important areas need to be settled: In what years is retained ownership profitable? What type of cattle are most suitable for each type of program? If cattle are retained to a slaughter weight, does marketing method affect profit? The answers are based on 1) relative prices of calves, feeders, and fed cattle, 2) impact of genetic differences in cattle on profitability in various retained ownership programs, and 3) the effect of marketing method on profits for various types of cattle.
cattle feeding economics, cattle marketing options
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Feuz, D. M. and Wagner, J. J., "The Profit Potential of Different Beef Breeding and Marketing Strategies" (1994). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 723.