livestock, ranching, retained ownership, calves
Genetic and biological variability of calves placed into different retained ownership programs are examined. The genetic ability to grade choice is a critical factor influencing profitability of retaining calves to a slaughter weight. Weaning weight influences the type of retained ownership program for which a calf will be most profitable.
Department of Economics, South Dakota State University
Number of Pages
Feuz, Dillon; Wagner, John; and Held, Larry, "Retained Ownership Revisited: The Economic Significance of Genetic Variability" (1992). Economics Staff Paper Series. 91.