Profit Variability for Calf-Fed and Yearling Production SystemsNebraska Beef Cattle Reports
Date of this Version1-1-2009
AbstractProfitability of calf-fed and backgrounding yearling systems was determined based on actual production data and prices from 1996 to 2007, and variability across years was compared. The two systems exhibited similar profits, on average, but the calf-fed system showed less profit variability, suggesting there is more risk inherent in a yearling backgrounding and finishing system. Also, profitable years were more apt to have less variable corn prices.
Citation InformationRebecca Small, Darrell R Mark, Dillon Feuz, Terry J. Klopfenstein, et al.. "Profit Variability for Calf-Fed and Yearling Production Systems" (2009)
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