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Cattle Feeder Days: 2012

December 5, 2012

Weekly Column by Mike Boersma County Extension Educator with the U of M Extension Service in Murray and Pipestone Counties
Feeding and managing for efficiency in the feedlot while finishing cattle at heavier weights is the theme for the 2012 University of Minnesota Cattle Feeder Day Program.

As the US beef cow herd shrinks and feeder supplies dwindle, the US beef industry has turned to relying on heavier end weights for finishing cattle. At the same time, feeder calf prices have increased over 30%. These two fundamental changes in the cattle industry have significant implications on feeding and managing cattle to prevent losses in efficiency at various critical control points in the feedlot.

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