We began finishing our feeders back in 1998. We made this management decision after seeing groups of calves in sale barns being sorted for no apparent reason, and sold at a discount. We knew that if we wanted to keep our profits in our pocket and out of middle men, finishing to slaughter was the way to do it. You don't need large numbers of cattle to make this decision work for you.

Most of the years since we started feeding out the calves, we have used Kansas Feed yard, at Scott City Kansas. The feedlot manager comments that our calves never quit eating and are always waiting for the feed truck in the mornings. They love working with our feeders because they are so docile.

The added bonus we have found by retaining ownership to the packer is the carcass data that we receive back. The carcass data has been instrumental in helping not only proving genetic traits but also choosing the next herd sire.

We are proud to show these results to you. Pay close attention to the Dry Matter Feed Conversion line. Typically the feed conversion number is near 7 pounds consumed to 1 pound of gain. Efficient cattle will always make money. We know that you can use our Fleckvieh genetics to continue to improve the beef supply in the US. Efficiency in the feedlot with retained ownership pays you back.

2021 Feeder Calves
Average Daily Gain 3.87 pounds
Live Weight 1462 pounds
Choice 90%
Yield Grade 1 & 2 85%
Average Rib Eye 16.13 sq in
Dressing yield 63.9%
Dry Matter Feed Conversion 5.87 pounds

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