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The Beneficial Impact of Sorting Heavy Cattle at Re-Implant

  • Link, David J.
  • Almas, Lal K.
  • Brown, Michael S.
  • Lawrence, Ty E.
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    This 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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    Paper 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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    Handle: RePEc:ags:saea11:98732
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    1. Fausti, Scott W. & Qasmi, Bashir A. & Li, Jing, 2009. "Carcass Quality Volume and Grid Pricing: An Investigation of Cause and Effect," 2009 Annual Meeting, January 31-February 3, 2009, Atlanta, Georgia 46215, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
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