south dakota, kansas, finished cattle
Cost of gain is an important factor in determining the profit or loss of feeder cattle. For comparison of cost of gain between cattle finished in Southeast South Dakota and cattle finished in Southwest Kansas closeouts of cattle fed at the Opportunities Farm near Lennox, SD were compared with information published by Kansas State University in the monthly Focus on Feedlots. Cattle feeders in the Midwest, including South Dakota, are competitive with cattle feeders in other regions of the United States due to this regions lower ration costs and cost of gain.
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Loe, Erik; Pritchard, Robbi; and Loewe, Matt, "Cost of Gain Comparison Between Cattle Finished at Opportunities Farm in South Dakota and Cattle Finished in Kansas" (2006). South Dakota Beef Report, 2006. 5.