Cow CalfCow/Calf operations produce feeder calves that will eventually be harvested for beef. These breeders take advantage of hybrid vigor (heterosis) to generate a performance advantage by crossing different breeds of cattle. Calves are marketed to a stocker operation, directly to the feedlot, or breeders may retain ownership of their animals through feeding and harvest.

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Information on cow efficiency as it relates to production and profitability