retained ownership, custom feeding, feedlot performance
Seventy-five preconditioned steer calves representing 14 different owners and a variety of breeds were placed on feed at Longacre Farms. Wentworth. South Dakota. in late November and early December. Average days on feed for the 15 groups of five head was 191 (range 181-2071. Average daily gain was 2.6 lb head per day (range 2.26-2.83). Feed efficiency was 8.2 lb dry matter per pound of gain. Feed cost averaged $35.53 per cwt. gain and nonfeed cost averaged $11.84 per cwt. gain. Average cost of gain excluding interest was $47.37 per cwt. (range 43.16-53.741. Average loss was $85.00 per head (range $45.99-140.61). Cost of gain at this eastern South Dakota feedlot was competitive with nearly any feedlot in the country.
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Wagner, J.J., "South Dakota Custom Feeding Program" (1986). South Dakota Beef Report, 1986. 32.