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Stocker cattle

Want to be a better stocker operator? Check out how BEEF’s National Stocker Award winners do it

While the stocker segment is unique, the challenges can be very similar from one operation to the next. Check out how winners of the National Stocker Award face those challenges.

If there’s one constant in the ever-changing and fluctuating stocker segment, it’s that each operation is unique. However, each stocker operation has the same end goal in mind—put low-cost pounds on calves and do it profitably. The National Stocker Award seeks to highlight those differences while focusing on the similarity—how to make a profit in a dynamic and changing market.

Now in its 11th year, the National Stocker Award, supported by BEEF and Zoetis, recognizes the top stocker operations in the country. Over those years, BEEF has recognized a mix of operations, from seasonal to year-round, from local to multi-state. The 11 winners hail from nine different states.

Want tips on how the winners do it? Then check out the articles we’ve written on each of the 11 winners. Chances are, one of them has encountered and overcome a similar challenge to what you’re facing.

See our National Stocker Award winners here.


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