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Returns to Retained Ownership through Finishing for Beef Cattle Originating from Tennessee

Karen Lewis, Andrew Griffith, Christopher Boyer and Justin Rhinehart
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Karen Lewis DeLong

No 196620, 2015 Annual Meeting, January 31-February 3, 2015, Atlanta, Georgia from Southern Agricultural Economics Association

Abstract: Annually, cow-calf producers face the decision of whether to sell their calves at weaning or to retain ownership of them. This study determines how animal characteristics, carcass quality, and a supplemental prepartum feeding program for cows impacts returns to retaining ownership of calves through finishing. Data from 2013-2014 regarding 160 cattle originating in Tennessee and finished in an Iowa feedlot using retained ownership was collected. An ordinary least squares regression indicates animal characteristics and carcass quality have a significant impact on retained ownership returns and the supplemental prepartum feeding program decreased returns. Sensitivity analysis determined how feed costs influence returns.

Keywords: Farm Management; Livestock Production/Industries; Marketing (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 22
Date: 2015
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.196620

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