Profit in a cow-calf operation depends largely on pounds of calf weaned. This in turn is dependent upon calf crop percentage and weaning weight of calves. Producers need to recognize losses associated with low fertility and light weaning weights and be aware of some of the factors contributing to these losses. This study was designed to aid producers by providing information on the level of couunercial beef production in South Dakota. We have further sought to identify some factors influencing that level of production.
This report summarizes information supplied through a sequence of producer completed surveys. Thus, it was through the conscientious efforts of many producers that we were able to succeed.
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South Dakota State University
Dooley, Vern, "A Survey Evaluation of South Dakota Beef Cattle Production" (1980). South Dakota Cow-Calf Field Day Proceedings, 1980. 5.