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Backgrounding Cattle 2011: Costs, Prices and Possibilities

A series of 4 archived videoconference presentations dealing with backgrounding beef cattle.

Backgrounding may be an economically viable alternative to selling calves at weaning. Learn more about backgrounding and how it might work for your operation from the presentations below.

Cattle Prices and Outlook
Tim Petry, NDSU Extension livestock marketing economist
Cattle Situation and Outlook Fall 2011

Feed Efficiencies and Feed/Coproduct Prices
Karl Hoppe, NDSU Extension area livestock specialist
Feed Efficiencies

Cost of Gain and Budgeting
John Dhuyvetter, NDSU Extension area livestock specialist
Cost of Gain and Budgeting

Adding Value to Calves Through Age and Source Verification, Vaccinations, etc.
Carl Dahlen, NDSU Extension beef cattle specialist
Adding Value to Calves

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