Table 4. Summer grazing of yearlings followed by winter finishing:
From normal winter lot From low winter lot
1958 1959 1958 1959
No. steers per lot 8 8 8 8
Wt. to grass 606.9 607.5 510.6 503.1
Wt. off grass 858.1 830.6 800.6 761.3
Days of grazing 152 136 152 136
Av. daily gain 1.65 1.64 1.91 1.90
Feed cost of 100 lb. gain (@5/hd./day) $3.03 $3.05 $2.62 $2.64
Wt. into feed lot 858.1 830.6 800.6 761.25
Final wt. 1111.9 in progress 1084.4 in progress
Days on feed 173 173
Av. daily gain 1.47 1.64
Average Ration
Corn silage 58 58
Alf. Hay 2.50 2.50
Ground barley 4.05 4.05
Soybean meal 1.68 1.68
Bonemeal & salt, 3:1 .27 .27
Feed cost per 100 gain $26.12 $23.44
Live grades as sold 1 ch, 5 G., 2 std. 1 ch., 5 G., 2 std.
Selling price per 100 $24.80 $25.35
Return above feed costs, weaning to market $82.95 $89.58