beef, retained ownership, feedot
A case history of retaining ownership of steer calves from weaning through slaughter was examined for calves born in 1985 through 1989. Calves were reared to weaning at the SDSU Antelope Range Livestock Station and following weaning were managed under a custom feedlot arrangement. Retaining ownership from weaning through slaughter resulted in profits of $1.83, $215.41, $162.75, $78.58 and $80.65 (excluding interest on calf) for the 1985 through 1989 calf crops, respectively. Cattle prices, feed costs and postweaning profitability tended to vary over years considerably more than cattle performance.
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Marshall, D.M. and Wagner, J.J., "A Five-Year Case History of Retained Ownership" (1990). South Dakota Beef Report, 1990. 15.