A new farm assistance study conducted by specialists with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service shows that beef producers can add significant net cash farm income to their operations on top of already high cattle prices by implementing cost-effective calf management practices.
As prices for calves continue to reach historic levels, beef cattle producers could see increased revenue by implementing blackleg vaccinations, castrations and implants, as well as deworming. However, many ranchers decide against these strategies and could be missing significant additions to revenue, according to economists.
"Cow-calf producers in South Texas routinely make management decisions to adapt to weather, market and economic conditions," says Mac Young, AgriLife Extension economist. "Successful managers will find ways to improve their operations by adopting better and cost-effective approaches to doing things."
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