Each year more than million quality feeder calves are sold in South Dakota. These sales contribute significantly to agricultural income in the state, the sale of cattle and calves comprising about 50% of the total.
Under the leadership of the South Dakota Beef Cattle Improvement Association (BCIA) and the South Dakota Extension Service, an organized, certified feeder calf preconditioning program has been initiated and is available as an optional management/marketing tool for South Dakota cow-calf producers. The program is designed to assure the highest standards of quality, health and performance once South Dakota feeder calves reach the feedlot.
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South Dakota State University
Minyard, J. A.; Bailey, J. H.; and Crandall, F. W., "Preconditioning Feeder Calves" (1982). South Dakota Cow-Calf Field Day Proceedings, 1982. 6.