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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 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 body condition, castration, horns, fill, health, group selling, genetic selection and modification of breeding objectives can have significant effect on sale price at auction.

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


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