Pasture finishing economical, viable option

Newport, Alan
May 2011
Dakota Farmer;May2011, pBP10
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the feed savings from pasture-based finishing method in calves. According to Bill Phillips, a retiree from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), he could have feed savings of almost 250 pounds of feed per calf or 30 to 60 dollars in feed costs by finishing calves on pasture when the corn cost half from its present price. It says that the data of pasture-based finishing from 2002 to 2006 indicates feed savings of 3.5 pounds per day with higher returns of 12 dollars.


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