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Price risk analysis of economic and financial net returns from June and March calving systems was used to rank and identify preferred production/sale strategies according to risk preferences of producers. Analysis of economic net returns identified selling a June-born steer at weaning from the breeding on meadow (meadow-bred) treatment as preferred strategy regardless of risk preferences. Post-weaning, selling a June-born finished yearling steer from the meadow-bred treatment was ranked highest. Analysis of financial net returns identified selling a June-born yearling steer from the meadow-bred treatment prior to summer grazing as preferred for all but those strongly risk averse; selling a June-born steer from the meadow-bred treatment at weaning ranked second.