Title: Fattening steers in dry lot and in pasture
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Title: Fattening steers in dry lot and in pasture
Series Title: NFES mimeo rpt.
Physical Description: 13 leaves : ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Baker, F. S ( Frank Sloan ), 1921-
North Florida Experiment Station
Publisher: North Florida Experiment Station
Place of Publication: Quincy Fla
Publication Date: 1963
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Subject: Beef cattle -- Feeding and feeds -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Beef cattle -- Carcasses -- Grading   ( lcsh )
Feedlots -- Florida   ( lcsh )
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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Statement of Responsibility: by F.S. Baker, Jr.
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Experimental design, Pasture Phase:

Lot 11M 0.60 acre per head Millet Pasture
Lot 11B 1.30 acres per head Bahia Pasture

Lot 12M 0.40 acre per head Millet Pasture + 5 pounds grain daily
Lot 12B 1.10 acre per head Bahia Pasture + 5 pounds grain daily

Lot 13M 0.40 acre per head Millet Pasture + 10 pounds grain daily
Lot 13B 0.80 acre per head Bahia Pasture + 10 pounds grain daily

Lot 14M 0.20 acre per head Millet Pasture + full-feed grain
Lot 14B 0.40 acre per head Bahia Pasture + full-feed grain

Lot 15 Dry lot full-feed grain.

Although pastured separately, corresponding lots (11M and 11B, for example) were
fed as groups (Lot 11) in the Feedlot Finishing Phase.

Half of each lot, selected on live weight and estimated grade, was slaughtered
at the end of the Pasture Phase, and the remainder of each pasture group was placed in the
feedlot.

Feedlot-Finishing Phase.- The five groups were given a full-feed of grain in dry
lot until they reached an average slaughter weight of approximately 915 pounds. No feed
additives were used except vitamin A, which was supplied to all groups in dry lot at the
rate of 25,000 I.U. per head daily.

Table 9 gives feed prices used, and Table 10 shows prices received for carcasses.

RESULTS

I. Effect of Level of Feeding During Pasture Phase.

Pasture Phase.- Steers on pasture without grain supplement gained faster (Tables
1 and 2) than those in the preceding year (NFES Mimeo Rpt.62-5), largely due to an excellent
gain made by the cattle on millet pasture in the 1962 season. Gains of all pasture groups,
(Lots 11-14) were more economical than the gain of the dry lot steers (Lot 15). Neither
the steers fed no grain (Lot 11) nor those fed 5 pounds daily (Lot 12) attained enough
finish on pasture for slaughter at the end of the Pasture Phase. As would be expected,
pasture groups receiving higher rates of grain (Lots 13 and 14) and the Lot 15 steers
full-fed in dry lot graded somewhat higher. When slaughtered at the end of the Pasture
Phase, only Lot 13, fed 10 pounds grain per head daily, had a positive return above costs
of cattle and feed, and all of the five lots had a negative net return.

Feedlot-Finishing Phase.- Level of grain feeding in the Pasture Phase did not
affect rate of gain in the subsequent Feedlot-Finishing Phase (Table 3). Discrepancies
in rates of gain of the various groups cannot be explained. Because of the greater number
of days on trial, Lot 11 with no grain on pasture and Lot 12 with 5 pounds grain on grass
made slower gains for the combined Pasture-Feedlot Phase than Lots 13, 14, and 15 which
received more grain during the Pasture Phase (Table 4). Feed costs per 100 pounds gain
during the entire trial were similar for the four pasture groups but somewhat higher for







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the dry lot steers (Lot 15). Carcass data were similar for the five lots, indicating
that they were slaughtered with about the same degree of finish as well as at about the
same average weights (Tables 3 and 4). Also live and carcass market prices were similar.
Total feed costs were lower for the pasture than for the dry lot steers, resulting in
about $7 to $15 greater return above feed costs and $4 to $12 higher net returns for the
cattle pastured prior to going into feedlot. Lot 14 which was full-fed on grass and Lot
11 which was pastured without grain prior to dry lot finishing had the highest net returns.

II. Temporary Millet Versus Permanent Bahia Pasture.

Pasture Phase.- With no grain or only 5 pounds per head daily, steers on millet
pasture gained considerably faster than those on Bahia (Lots 11M, 11B, 12M, and 12B,
Tables 5 and 6). With higher levels of grain feeding, gains on Bahia slightly exceeded
gains on millet. Carcass characteristics of steers slaughtered off pasture from the two
pasture groups were similar regardless of supplementation. None of the lots slaughtered
at the end of the Pasture Phase was profitable, but the groups fed 10 pounds grain daily
showed smaller negative returns on both pasture crops.

Feedlot-Finishing Phase.- Tables 7 and 8 give the results of cattle grazed on
Millet and Bahia pastures with various rates of supplementation and then finished in dry
lot at the end of the Pasture Phase. Also included are results of cattle given a full-feed
of grain in dry lot throughout both the Pasture and Feedlot-Finishing Phases (Lot 15).
The four millet groups, which gained somewhat faster than the Bahia groups on pasture
(1.66 pounds per head daily as compared to 1.32 pounds for the Bahia steers), made slower
gains in the feedlot and about the same gain as the Bahia cattle for the entire pas.ure-
feedlot period. Because of slightly heavier carcasses, slightly higher carcass grades,
and slightly lower pasture costs, the cattle that grazed millet averaged $10.43 per head
higher net return than the steers pastured on Bahia during the Pasture Phase. Groups fed
either no grain (Lot 11M) or a full-feed of grain (Lot 14M) had the highest net returns of
the millet lots. Among the Bahia lots, Lot 14B, which was given a full-feed on grass 2
prior to finishing in dry lot, had the highest net return. In contrast to 1961 results,
cattle fed 5 pounds grain per head daily on pasture and then finished in dry lot (Lot 12B)
had the least satisfactory return of any of the Bahia groups. Carcass data indicate that
the various millet groups had about the same amount of finish at slaughter. Similarly
the four Bahia lots produced carcasses with about the same finish. Cattle fed entirely
in dry lot (Lot 15) did not have appreciably fatter carcasses than steers that were
pastured before finishing in dry lot.

SUMMARY

Steers on pasture with or without supplement made somewhat more economical gains
than those in dry lot with a full-feed of grain. Cattle pastured without grain or with
only 5 pounds per head daily produced carcasses that graded only standard and utility at
the end of the pasture season. Comparable steers fed either 10 pounds daily or a full-feed
of grain on grass, or a full-feed in dry lot, had carcasses that graded standard, good,
and choice with an average grade of low good at the end of the 105 day Pasture Phase.
Of the steers slaughtered at the end of the Pasture Phase, most favorable return was
obtained with the group fed 10 pounds grain per head daily on grass.

Cattle pastured with or without grain supplement and later finished to 915 pound
weight in dry lot made more economical gains and had higher net returns than steers fed
to the same weight in dry lot with no pasture. Carcass grades were similar for all groups.
Steers on grass with no grain or with only 5 pounds per head daily prior to finishing in
dry lot required a longer period in the feedlot to reach market weight than those receiv-
ing more grain supplement during the Pasture Phase. Highest net returns were obtained
with the lots full-fed grain on pasture or fed no grain on pasture prior to finishing in

NFES Mimeo. Rpt. 62-5, 1962.








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dry lot.

With either no grain supplement or 5 pounds per head daily, steers grazing millet
pasture gained considerably faster during the Pasture Phase than those on Bahia. With
higher levels of grain, cattle on Bahia gained slightly more. During the Pasture Phase
the average daily gain for all millet groups was 0.34 pound faster than for the Bahia
lots. Carcass characteristics of cattle slaughtered at the end of the Pasture Phase were
similar for millet and Bahia pasture steers.

Because of smaller pasture gain, Bahia cattle gained faster in the feedlot than
millet cattle. Overall pasture plus feedlot gain was about the same for the two groups.
Slightly higher carcass grades, slightly heavier carcasses, and slightly lower pasture
costs resulted in an average of $10.43 more net return per head with cattle pastured on
millet and finished in the feedlot as compared with those grazing Bahia before finishing
in the feedlot. Highest returns among the millet lots were obtained with pasture with
no grain and pasture plus a full-feed of grain prior to finishing in dry lot. A full-feed
of grain on grass prior to feedlot finishing gave the highest return in the Bahia pasture
groups.










Table 1.- Pasture Phase (Entire Group, Millet and
Lot 11
Pasture Treatment Pasture,
No grain


Days
Ave. initial weight
Ave. final weight
Ave. gain
Ave. daily gain
Ave. feed per head:
Pasture (acres)
Concentrates
Hay
Mineral
Cost
Ave. daily ration:
"Ground snapped corn
Citrus molasses
41% cottonseed meal
Coastal Bermuda hay
Pasture (acres)
Feed per 100 pounds gain:
Pasture (acres)
Concentrates *
Roughage '
Mineral
Cost
Economic data:
Cost cwt. stockers
Cost head stockers
Feed cost
Cost cattle and feed
Cost cwt. cattle and feed
Other costs ($0.10 day)
Total cost
Cost cwt.


SLU3
543
653
110
1.05


0.950


7.7
$10.54






0.0091

0.864


6.8
$9.59

$25.53
138.60
10.54
149.14
22.85
10.50
159.64
24.45


Bahia Pasture).
,ot 12
Pasture +
:, Ibs. grain
105
544
677
132
1.26

0.750
520

5.4
$20.30

3.96

0.99

0.0071

0.567
393(299)
-- ( 94)
4.1
$15.35

$25.53
138.93
20.30
159.23
23.54
10.50
169.73
25,09


* Numbers in parentheses are on shelled corn basis cob and shuck as roughage.


Lot 13
Pasture +
10 lbs. grain
105
544
717
173
1.65

0.600
1040

5.7
$29.39

8.91

0.99

0.0057

0.347
602(439)
-- (163)
3.3
$17.00

$25.53
138.88
29.39
168.27
23.47
10.50
178.77
24.94


Lot 14
Pasture +
Full-feed grain
105
547
736
189
1.80

0.316
1621

5.1
$37.85

14.44

0.99

0.0030

0.167
856(616)
-- (240)
2.7
$19.99

$25.53
139.52
37.85
172.14
23.42
10.50
182.64
24.85


Lot 15
Dry Lot,
Full-feed
105
543
728
184
1.75


2146
221
2.7
$46.90

13.69
4.45
2.30
2.10



1165(931)
120(354)
1.4
$25.46

$25.53
138.70
46.90
185.60
25.51
10.50
196.10
26.96








Table 2.- Cattle Slaughtered at End of Pasture Phase (Half of steers from each group, Table 1.)


Lot 11 Lot 12 Lot 13 Lot 14 Lot 15
Pasture Treatment Pasture Pasture + Pasture + Pasture + Dry lot,
No grain 5 lbs. grain 10 lbs. grain Full-feed grain Full-feed


Days
Ave. daily gain
Ave. slaughter weight
Ave. carcass weight
Carcass yield
Carcass grades



Ave. carcass grade
Degree marbling (ave.)
Area rib eye (sq. in.)
Color fat
Price cwt. carcasses
Price cwt. on foot
Price carcass
Cost cattle and feed
Return above costs cattle and feed
Other costs ($0.10 day)
Total cost
Net return


105
1.04
654
340
51.93


7 standard
3 utility
(Low std.)
Prac. devoid
8.3
Sl. creamy
$ 39.91
20.73
135.63
149.73
-14.10
10.50
160.23
-24.60


105
1.20
678
365
53.85


8 standard
2 utility
(Ave. std.)
Prac. devoid +
8.0
Creamy
$ 40.27
21.69
146.94
161.00
-14.06
10.50
171.50
-24.56


105
1.70
717
399
55.68

6 good
4 standard

(Low good)
Slight amt. -
8.0
Sl. yellow
$ 42.16
23.48
168.32
166.89
+1.43
10.50
177.39
-9.07


105
1.59
737
416
56.47
1 choice
3 good
5 standard

(Low good)
Slight amt.
9.1
Creamy
$ 42.17
23.82
175.45
183.17
-7.72
10.50
193.67
-18.22


105
1.68
726
426
58.70
1 choice
6 good
3 standard

(Low good)
Slight amt.
9.7
White
$ 42.69
25.06
181.82
187.03
-5.21
10.50
197.53
-15.71






Table 3.- Feedlot Finishing Phase (Cattle from Millet and Bahia Pastures).


Previous Pasture Treatment


Days
Ave. initial weight
Ave. final weight
Ave. gain
Ave. daily gain
Ave. daily ration:
Ground snapped corn
Citrus molasses
41% cottonseed meal
Coastal Bermuda hay
Feed per 100 pounds gain:
Concentrates
Roughage '
Mineral
Cost
Carcass data:
Slaughter weight
Carcass weight
Carcass yield
Ave. carcass grade
Degree marbling
Area rib eye (sq. in.)
Fat cover rib eye (in.)
Economic data:
Cost cwt. into feedlot
Cost head into feedlot
Cost feedlot feed
Sale price cwt. carcass
Sale price cwt. on foot
Sale price head
Cost cattle and feed
Return above costs cattle and feed
Other costs (0.10 day)
Total cost
Net return


Lot 2-
Pasture,
No grair
126
651
935
283
2.25

16.96
4.79
2.44
2.15

1076(850)
96(322)
1.3
$23.54

935
564
60.34
High good
Small amt.
9.60
0.52

$ 24.42
159.06
66.69
43.61
26.31
245.92
225.75
20.17
12.60
238.35
+ 7.57


* Numbers in parentheses are on shelled corn basis cob and shuck as roughage.


Lot 12
Pasture +
5 lbs. grain
113
675
902
227
2.01

16.17
4.77
2.44
2.71

1166(925)
135(377)
1.9
425.89

902
549
60.88
Ave. good
Small amt. +
9.80
0.55

$ 24.87
167.95
58.71
43.41
26.43
238.40
226.66
11.74
11.30
237.96
+ 0.44


Lot 13
Pasture +
10 lbs. grain
92
717
925
208
2.26

15.62
4.72
2.43
3.09

1007(800)
136(343)
2.4
$22.65

925
560
60.49
Ave. good
Small amt. -
10.40
0.53

$ 25.13
180.15
47.13
42.85
25.92
239.73
227.28
12.45
9.20
236.48
+ 3.25


Lot 14
Pasture +
Full-feed grain
84
735
909
174
2.07

16.05
4.69
2.43
2.80

1119(887)
135(367)
1.5
$24.94

909
557
61.33
Ave. good
Small amt.
11.00
0.44

$ 24.85
182.64
43.38
43.60
26.74
243.04
226.02
17.02
8.40
234.42
+ 8.62


Lot 15
Dry lot,
Full-feed
84
729
915
186
2.21

16.02
5.06
2.53
2.55

1067(850)
115(332)
1.4
$23.60

915
559
61.04
Ave. good
Small amt.
9.90
0.65

$ 26.69
194.65
43.87
43.60
26.61
243.56
238.52
5.04
8.40
246.92
3.36








Table 4.- Pasture and Dry Lot Phase (Cattle from Millet
Lot 11
Pasture Treatment Pasture,
No grain


z~L -
394
1.71


Days
Ave. gain
Ave. daily gain
Ave. feed per head:
Pasture (acres)
Concentrates
Hay
Mineral
Cost
Fcei' per 100 pounds gain:
Pasture (acres)
Concentrates *
Roughage e
Mineral
Cost
Carsass Data:
Slaughter weight
Carcass weight
Carcass yield
Ave. carcass grade
Degree marbling
Area rib eye (sq.in.)
Fat cover rib eye (in.)
Economic data:
Cost cwt. stockers
Cost head stockers
Cost feed Pasture Phase
Cost feed feedlot
Sale price cwt. carcass
Sale price cwt. on foot
Sale price head
Cost cattle and feed
Return above costs cattle and feed
Other costs ($0.10 day)
Total cost
Net return


0.950
3049
271
11.0
$ 77.23

0.241
773(610)
69(232)
2.8
$ 19.60

935
564
60.34
High good
Small amt.
9.60
0.52

$ 25.53
138.02
10.54
66.69
43.61
26.31
245.92
215.25
30.67
23.10
238.35
+ 7.57


* Numbers in parentheses on shelled corn basis cob and shuck as roughage.


and Bahia Pastures).
Lot 12
Pasture +
5 lbs. grain
218
365
1.67

0.750
3162
307
9.7
5 79.01

0.206
867(683)
84(268)
2.6
$ 21.66

902
549
60.88
Ave. good
Small amt. +
9.80
0.55

$ 25.53
137.15
20.30
58,71
43.41
26.43
238.40
216.16
22.24
21.80
237.96
+ 0.44


* Numbers in parentheses on shelled corn basis cob and shuck as roughage.


Lot 13
Pasture +
10 lbs. grain
197
376
1.91

0.600
3135
284
10.6
$ 76.52

0.160
835(645)
76(266)
2.9
$ 20.38

925
560
60.49
Ave. good
Small amt. -
10.40
0.53

$ 25.53
140.26
29.39
47.13
42.85
25.92
239.73
216.78
22.95
19.70
236.48
+ 3.25


Lot 14
Pasture +
Full-feed grain
189
383
2.03

0.316
3567
235
7.6
$ 81.23

0.083
931(707)
61(285)
2.0
$ 21.22

909
557
61.33
Ave. good
Small amt.
11.00
0.44

$ 25.53
134.29
37.85
43.38
43.60
26.74
243.04
215.52
27.52
18.90
234.42
+ 8.62


Lot 15
Dry Lot,
Full-feed
189
378
2.00


4130
435
5.2
$ 90.77


1093(872)
115(336)
1.4
$ 24.04

915
559
61.04
Ave. good
SSmall amt.
9.90
0.65

$ 25.53
137.25
46.90
43.87
43.60
26.61
243.56
228.02
15.54
18.90
246.92
3.36










Table 5.- Cattle Slaughtered at End of Pasture Phase (Millet Pasture GrouDs.)


Lot 11M Lot 12M Lot 13M Lot 14M Average Lot 15
Pasture Treatment Millet Pasture, Millet Pasture Millet Pasture Millet Pasture Millet Dry Lot
No grain + 5 lbs. grain + 10 lbs. grain + Full-feed grain Groups Full-feed


Days
Ave. daily gain
Ave. slaughter weight
Ave. carcass weight
Ave. carcass yield
Carcass grades



Ave. carcass grade
Degree marbling (ave.)
Color fat
Price cwt. carcasses
Price cwt. on foot
Price carcass
Cost cattle and feed
Return above costs cattle
and feed
Other costs ($0.10 day)
Total cost
Net return


105
1.20
688
359
52.14


4 std.
1 utility
(Low std.)
Prac. devoid
Sl. creamy
$ 40.27
21.00
144.41
152.61

8.20
10.50
163.11
- 18.70


105
1.49
700
378
54.00


3 std.
2 utility
(Ave. std.)
Prac. devoid +
Creamy
$ 39.59
21.38
149.73
157.17

7.44
10.50
167.67
- 17.94


105
1.57
714
400
55.99

2 goed
3 std.

(High std.)
Traces +
Creamy
$ 41.77
23.39
166.99
169.08

2.09
10.50
179.58
- 12.59


105
1.52
747
423
56.59

1 good
3 std.

(High std.)
Traces
Creamy
$ 41.62
23.55
175.94
185.82

9.88
10.50
196.32
- 20.38


105
1.44
711
388
54.63

3 good
13 std.
3 utility
(Ave./High
Traces
Creamy
$ 40.81
22.29
158.39
165.81

7.42
10.50
176.31
- 17.92


105
1.68
726
426
58.70
1 Choice
6 good
3 std.

std.) (Low good)
Slight amt.
White
$ 42.60
25.01
181.45
187.03

5.58
10.50
197.53
.16.08











Table 6.- Cattle Slaughtered at End of Pasture Phase (Bahia


Pasture Treatment


Lot 11-B
Bahia Pasture,
No rain


Lot 12-B
Bahia Pasture
5 lbs. grain


Lot 13-B
Bahia Pasture +
10 lbs. grain


Lot 14-B
Bahia Pasture +
Full-feed grain


Days
Ave. daily gain
Ave. slaughter weight
Ave. carcass weight
Ave. carcass yield
Carcass grades



Ave. carcass grade
Degree marbling (ave.)
Color fat
Price cwt. carcasses
Price cwt. on foot
Price carcass
Cost cattle and feed
Return above costs cattle
and feed
Other costs ($0.10 day)
Total costs
Net return


105
0.88
621
321
51.71


3 std.
2 utility
(Low std.)
Prac. devoid
Creamy
$ 39.52
20.43
126.85
146.86

20.01
10.50
157.36
- 30.51


105
0.92
655
352
53.70


5 std.

(Ave. std.)
Prac. devoid
Sl. creamy
$ 41.00
22.02
144.16
164.83

20.67
10.50
175.33
- 31.17


105
1.68
720
399
55.38

4 good
1 std.

(Low good)
Slight amt.
Mod. yellow
$42.56
23.57
169.64
164.70

+ 4.94
10.50
175.20
5.56


105
1.66
728
411
56.37
1 choice
2 good
2 std.

(Low good)
Slight amt.
Sl. creamy
9 42.50
23.96
174.50
181.28

6.78
10.50
191.78
- 17.28


105
1.32
681
371
54.40
1 choice
6 good
11 std.
2 utility
(High std.)
Traces
Creamy
$ 41.51
22.58
153.79
164.41

10.62
10.50
174.91
- 21.12


105
1.68
726
426
58.70
1 choice
6 good
3 std.

(Low good)
Slight amt.
White
$ 42.60
25.01
181.45
187.03

5.58
10.50
197.53
- 16.08


Average
Bahia
Groups


Lot 15
Dry Lot,
Full-feed


" "


Pasture Groups).








Table 7. Cattle Slaughtered at End Feedlot Phase (Millet Pasture Groups).


Pasture Treatment


Lot 11M
Millet Pasture,
No grain


Lot I2M
Millet Pasture
+ 5 lbs. grain


Lot 13M
Millet Pasture
+ 10 lbs. grain


Lot 14M Average
Millet Pasture Millet
+ Full-feed grain Groups


Days feedlot
Ave. daily gain feedlot
Days pasture + feedlot
Ave. daily gain
Ave. slaughter weight
Ave. carcass weight
Carcass yield
Carcass grades


Ave. carcass grade
Degree marbling (ave.)
Area rib eye (sq.in.)
Fat cover rib eye (in.)
Price cwt. carcasses
Price cwt. on foot
Price head
Cost pasture feed
Cost feedlot feed
Total cost feed
Feed cost cwt. gain
Return above cost, cattle
and feed
Other costs ($0.10 day)
Total costs
Net Return


126
2.02
231
1.72
929
565
60.78
3 choice
2 good

(Low choice)
Small amt.-
9.50
0.50
$44.22
26.88
249.75
9.23
66.69
75.92
19.07

38.27
23.10
234.58
+ 15.17


113
1.85
218
1.68
912
560
61.37
2 choice
3 good

(High good)
Modest
10.02
0.58
$ 43.80
26.88
245.12
18.39
58.71
77.10
21.08

28.63
21.80
238.29
+ 6.83


92
2.22
197
1.92
918
558
60.83


5 good

(Ave. good)
Small amt. -
10.60
0.53
$ 43.00
26.16
240.03
28.82
47.13
75.95
20.09

26.32
19.70
233.41
+ 6.62


84
2.02
189
2.08
913
560
61.31
1 choice
4 good

(High good)
Small amt.
11.40
0.48
$ 43.39
26.60
242.82
35.75
43.38
79.13
20.11

31.14
18.90
230.58
+ 12.24


104
2.02
209
1.84
918
561
61.07
6 choice
14 good

(High good)
Small amt.+
10.40
0.52
$ 43.61
26.63
244.43
23.05
53.98
77.03
20.06

31.07
20.90
234.26
+ 10.17


84
2.21
189
2.00
915
559
61.04
3 choice
7 good

(Ave. good)
Small amt.
9.90
0.65
$ 43.60
26.61
243.56
46.90
43.87
90.77
24.04

15.54
18.90
246.92
3.36


Lot 15,
Dry lot
Full-feed


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Table 8. Cattle Slaughtered at End Feedlot Phase (Bahia Pasture Groups).


Lot 11-B Lot 12-B Lot 13-B Lot 14-B Average Lot 15
Pasture Treatment Bahia Pasture, Bahia Pasture Bahia Pasture Bahia Pasture Bahia Dry lot,
No grain + 5 Ibs. grain + 10 lbs. grain +IFull-feed grain Gro'ps Full-feed


Days feedlot
Ave. daily gain feedlot
Days pasture + feedlot
Ave. daily gain
Ave, slaughter weight
Ave. carcass weight
Carcass yield
Carcass grades


Ave, carcass grade
Degree marbling (ave.)
Area rib eye (sq. in.)
Fat cover rib eye (in.)
Price cwt. carcasses
Price cwt. on foot
Price head
Cost pasture feed
Cost feedlot feed
Total cost feed
Feed cost cwt. gain
Return above costs, cattle
and feed
Other costs ($0.10 day)
Total cost
Net return


126
2.48
231
1.69
940
563
59.89


5 good

(Ave. good)
Slight amt.
9.72
0.54
$ 43.00
25.75
242.09
11.86
66.69
78.55
20.15


23.07
23.10
242.12
- 0.03


113
2.16
218
1.67
892
539
60.38

5 good

(Ave. good)
Small amt. -
9.62
0.52
$ 43.00
25.96
231.68
22.22
58.71
80.93
22.23

15.85
21.80
237.63
5.95


92
2.30
197
1.89
932
561
60.16

4 good
1 std.
(Ave. good)
Slight amt. +
10.20
0.53
$ 42.96
25.68
239.42
29.95
47.13
77.08
20.67

19.58
19.70
239.54
0.12


84
2.12
189
1.97
905
555
61.35
2 choice
3 good

(Ave. good)
Small amt,
10.50
0.40
$ 43.81
26.88
243.26
39.74
43.38
83.12
22.33

24.12
18.90
238.04
+ 5.22


104
2.28
209
1.80
917
555
60.44
2 choice
17 good
1 std.
(Ave. good)
Small amt.
10.02
0.50
$ 43.00
26.06
239.11
25.94
53.98
79.92
21.33

20.64
20.90
239.37
0.26


84
2.21
189
2.00
915
559
61.04
3 choice
7 good

(Ave. good)
Small amt.
9.90
0.65
$ 43.60
26.61
243.56
46.90
43.87
90.77
24.04

15.54
18.90
246.92
3.36









Table 9.- Feed Prices


Feed

Ground snapped corn

Citrus molasses

41% Cottonseed meal + Vitamin A


Coastal Bermuda hay

Salt

Steamed bonemeal

Trace mineralized salt

Millet pasture

Bahia pasture


Table 10. Prices Received for Carcasses.


Grade

U. S. Choice

U. S. Good

U. S. Standard

U. S. Utility


Per cwt.

$ 45.00

43.00

41.00

37.00


Price per ton

$ 40.00

28.00

75.00 and
80.00

22.50

35.00

90.00

65.00

15.00/acre

9.00/acre


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