Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College
The first and most important step in the baby beef phase is to select the type of calf that will make the most economical gains and finally dress out a highly desirable carcass. The success and profit of the enterprise will depend on the conformation, feeding ability and quality of the calf selected.
O'Connell, James, "4-H Project Guide: Beef Production" (1951). SDSU Extension Circulars. 544.