Producing right calf to fit market key to capturing premiums

Although cattle prices have come down from historic highs, producers still can capture more dollars for calves by adding value at ranch.

Alhough cattle prices have come down from historic highs, there are still ways for beef cattle producers to capture more dollars for their calves by adding value at the ranch, according to experts at the 45th South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic in Brenham, Texas.

Dr. Dan Hale, AgriLife Extension meat specialist, discussed carcass value and what cattle order buyers are looking for. He said there could be as many as nine order buyers at an auction ring looking to fill specific orders

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