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I recently had some friends start buying small calves at the local barns and feeding, vacinating them until about 400#. Then sending them to feedlots. Supposedly the feedlots will finish the weight while sending monthly progress reports back. Then the feedlots will sell them and send a check back to my friends minus of course feed, medicine and board. Do any of ya'll do this and if so how's it work out? any pointers?

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> I recently had some friends start
> buying small calves at the local
> barns and feeding, vacinating them
> until about 400#. Then sending
> them to feedlots. Supposedly the
> feedlots will finish the weight
> while sending monthly progress
> reports back. Then the feedlots
> will sell them and send a check
> back to my friends minus of course
> feed, medicine and board. Do any
> of ya'll do this and if so how's
> it work out? any pointers?

My though is that a small calf will cost to much to feed until they get to harvest weight of 1250 lbs. I think it would be more profitable if the calves were put on pasture until they reach about 750 lbs. or heavier and then put into the feed lot. I think the health of the calves would be better also.



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