8 Surprising Factors That Impact Auction Prices For Beef Calves

  Studies show "black" still matters but not as much as a host of other factors.

Recent studies have revealed that cow-calf producers can significantly improve the value of their calves [3] at auction if they implement a few management strategies.

Britt Hicks, Oklahoma Panhandle Extension livestock specialist, reviewed several recent market studies and says a variety of things such as calf [4] body condition, castration, horns, fill, health, group selling, genetic selection and modification of breeding objectives can have significant effect on sale [5] price at auction.

To read about how to get the best value for your calves this fall, click here. [6]

 

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