Animal Science Department

 

Date of this Version

January 2001

Comments

Published in Nebraska Beef Cattle Report 2001, published by Agricultural Research Division, University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension, and Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Abstract

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.



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