The Beneficial Impact of Sorting Heavy Cattle at Re-Implant
AbstractThis research examined a simple sorting strategy to reduce the prevalence of heavyweight carcass discounts. Cattle that were identified and sorted off at re-implant had a reduced prevalence of heavyweight carcasses versus unsorted cattle. Re-implant sorting was profitable at pen average in-weights of 800 pounds or less.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its series 2011 Annual Meeting, February 5-8, 2011, Corpus Christi, Texas with number 98732.
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cattle; fed cattle marketing; cattle sorting; formula marketing; Farm Management; Livestock Production/Industries; Marketing; Q11; Q16; M31;
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