So, I am new to the cattle world. Bought calf cow pairs, when the calfs get older do I send the steers to a feed lot or sell them outright ? I want the maximuim return, heard you talk about feedlots and hedging but don't have a clue.
Craig-TX":1zo4x9v7 said:This is very true. The ROA on a per-pound basis diminishes very quickly once they get past weaning age. An extra hundred pounds of animal will not bring much to the bottom line. Generally you would come out ahead putting the same grass into another momma cow and selling calves at weaning, or after preconditioning, depending on how you do it.