Summer marketing options limited

Boardon, Robinson
June 2004
Southeast Farm Press;6/16/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 16, p21
Trade Publication
Temporary summer grazing is one choice available for cow-calf producers. Cattle don't gain well on bermuda or bahia grass. It needs to be a type of millet or sorghum. Irrigation also helps increase production and quality. Summer stockering is another popular marketing alternative. Producers with cattle coming off winter grass or early weaning fall calves may consider custom finishing cattle as a way to make additional profits. Still, high calf values make custom finishing a risky venture. As part of a good risk management plan for cow-calf producers, weaning calves early in case of drought is recommended.


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