The delivery dates for the American Shorthorn Association Great State Feedout have been set for two locations, Tri-County Steer Carcass Futurity in Lewis, Iowa and Hy-Plains Feedyard in Montezuma, Kan. Tri-County will offer four delivery dates and Hy-Plains Feedyard deliveries can be made by appointment throughout the fall.
Last year Shorthorn breeders consigned 111 head of steers and heifers to the various feedout locations. Results from this year’s GSF once again proved retained ownership can be a viable option for breeders. Consignors netted over $100 profit per head after feed and expenses were deducted. Complete results are available at www.shorthorn.org.
Age and source verification is available using the Shorthorn Verified tags. Enrollment is open to any calf with an individual birth date and either the sire or dam registered in one of the ASA’s registries. Age and source verification must be completed and tags applied before the cattle are placed on feed. To avoid any rush fees please submit the Tag Order Form 2 weeks prior to shipping cattle. The cost of the program is $4.40 per head. Age and source verified premiums typically range from $20-$35 per head for slaughter cattle.
“The Great State Feedout program is a great opportunity for Shorthorn breeders to retain ownership and prove the value of Shorthorn genetics in a commercial feedlot setting,” says Jake Alden, Field Services Representative at the ASA.
Complete rules, regulations and health requirements are available at www.shorthorn.org. If you are interested or have any additional questions feel free to contact Jake Alden at 402-660-9048 or [email protected].
The mission of the ASA is to provide quality service and support to its members by promoting the value of Shorthorn cattle in all aspects of the beef industry, while maintaining the integrity of the herd book and performance database. The ASA is headquartered in Omaha, Neb., and was founded in 1872 with herd book records going back to 1822. As one of the oldest American breed associations, the ASA provides services for more than 6,000 junior and senior members who register nearly 15,000 cattle annually. The American Junior Shorthorn Association promotes personal development through youth activities and educational events. The AJSA is dedicated to the betterment of its members, promotes valuable skills, and fosters friendships that will last a lifetime. To learn more, contact the ASA office or visit www.shorthorn.org or www.juniorshorthorn.com.