value based marketing, feeder calf value
Data from 769 steer calves that were fed as part of the South Dakota Retained Ownership Demonstration program were used for this study. At feedlot placement, variables that included initial weight, hip height, fat thickness, age, sire breed, and dam breed were recorded on each calf. Calves that were creep fed, vaccinated, and weaned prior to feedlot arrival were identified. 'These initial variables accounted for only 17.16% of the variation in calf value. When using multiple regression techniques to predict calf value, including year, average daily gain, dressing percentage, and quality grade improved R2 to .8275. Initial variables accounted for only 8.22% of the variation in gain, 14.28% of the variation in dressing percentage, and 16.36% of the variation in percentage choice. Initial variables are of limited value in predicting feeder calf value under dynamic market conditions.
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Wagner, J. J. and Feuz, D. M., "Predicting the Value of Feeder Cattle Placed into an Accelerated Finishing Program Under Dynamic Market Conditions" (1994). South Dakota Beef Report, 1994. 21.