boys girls club work, 4-h club work, r-h baby beef club
Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
The raising and feeding of Baby Beef is the one big coming project in South Dakota. The material increase in the value of farm land is making it impossible to keep feeders to the age of 2 to 3 years before finishing them for market. By careful selection, breeding, feeding, and care an animal can be brought to early maturity and placed on the market in prime condition at from 15 to 20 months of age and bring a higher price per pound than older steers. By marketing beef at the baby stage, much valuable feed is saved on the farm and as a result a greater number of cattle, both breeders and feeders can be maintained. The growing calf will gain from 30 to 40 percent more weight from the same amount of feed than the mature steer. Therefore, our cheapest gains are over when the animal stops growing. The early maturing beef is the prime beef on the market.
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Larsen, C., "Boys' and Girls' Club Work: Baby Beef Club" (1918). SDSU Extension Circulars. 12.