When Dale Moore first saw the little 1,000-head grow yard in Gage, Oklahoma, even though it was in total disarray, he saw its potential and fell in love. Click here to read how Cattleman's Choice Feedyard was built from the ground up.
U.S. cattle feeders have drastically improved feedyard management methods during the past decade. However, there still are a few steps that may help cattle feeders enhance their current management methods even further. With the goal of higher gains, the following steps will help cattle feeders produce more quality beef while using fewer resources.
When used appropriately, growth implants represent the largest return on investment of any of the technologies used in cattle. Several factors – such as labor, facilities, cattle and marketing strategy – should be taken into account when choosing an implant program for cattle.
For cattle feeders, knowing where your cattle were born and how they've been treated since day one is invaluable to profitability and producing a quality product. This information gives cattle feeders the ability to make informed decisions when organizing vaccination protocols for calves arriving at the feedyard.
Click here to read about a new mill at Finney County Feedyard.