Ruth Correll: Importance of a defined calving season
Improving calf crop uniformity – ages, size, weight, color and breed type – can also provide more marketing opportunities. Many years of market data from across the country shows that marketing groups of uniform calves together, as opposed to one-at-a-time, results in a higher average price per pound. Buyers are able to pay more for uniform groups, even as small as five head, because it reduces the time and labor they spend on assembling truckload lots. Essentially, they are paying the seller for making their job more efficient.
Updated Apr 26, 2017 at 6:00 PM