Table 3. Summer dry-lot finishing of one half the steers in each lot above.
From normal winter lot From low winter lot
1958 1959 1958 1959
No. steers per lot 8 5 8 8
Initial wt. 605.6 633.0 507.5 503.8
Final wt. 1053.8 1125.0 946.9 1014.4
Days on feed 182 174 182 174
Av. daily gain 2.46 2.83 2.41 2.93
Average Ration
Corn silage 48 54 45 48
Alf. Hay 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5
Soybean meal 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5
Grnd. barley 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7
Bonemeal & salt, 3:1 .2 .2 .2 .2
Av. feed cost per 100 lb. gain $14.16 $13.17 $13.95 $11.86
Live grades as sold All choice 3 choice
1 good
1 std.
2 choice
5 good
1 std.
4 choice
3 good
1 std.
Selling price per 100 $25.50 $23.00 $25.15 $23.10
Return above feed costs, weaning to market $84.11 $71.37 $67.15 $64.27