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Backgrounding Viable Option

backgrounding calvesAt a time when the beef cattle industry is experiencing record cattle and corn prices, volatility and uncertainty, backgrounding calves may be a viable option. Producers have many more in-state feed options than they once did. One of those options is distillers grain, a coproduct of ethanol production. Backgrounding carries some risks, but producers have ways to minimize them. 

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