Table 7. Summer finishing steers - two years.
1958-59 1957-58
Implanted in
fall and spring
Implanted in spring only Implanted in
fall & spring
Implanted in spring only
Steers in lot 7 7 7 7
Days on feed 118 118 126 126
Initial wt. 798.6 787.9 747.1 700.7
Final wt. 1111.4 1097.1 1053.6 1020.0
Av. Daily gain 2.65 2.62 2.43 2.53
Daily ration
(Both lots)
Corn silage 59 59 48
Alfalfa hay 2.2 2.2 2.2
Soybean meal 1.5 1.5 1.5
Ground barley 4.0 4.0 4.0
Bonemeal & salt, 3:1 .2 .2 .2
Feed per 100 lb. gain
Corn silage 2222 2238 1936
Alfalfa hay 81 82 101
Soybean meal 56.5 57.2 60.9
Ground barley 151 153 162.4
Bonemeal & salt, 3:1 7.6 7.6 8.1
Feed cost /100 lb. summer gain $14.03 $14.19 $13.55
Feed cost /100 lb. winter & summer gain 13.41 13.69 12.92
Av. selling price per 100 lb. 24.95 25.20 24.15 24.20
On-the-hoof grades 3 ch., 4 g. 5 ch., 2 g. 7 ch. 7 ch.
Cost of steer calves per 100 lb. $33.00 $33.00 $24.00 $24.00
Profit per hd. above feed and first cost 39.30 38.82 75.79 68.44