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Group Title: Research report - North Florida Experiment Station, University of Florida - 60-1
Title: Tapazole and stilbestrol for fattening steers
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Title: Tapazole and stilbestrol for fattening steers
Series Title: NFES mimeo rpt.
Physical Description: 3 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: 1960
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Subject: Beef cattle -- Feeding and feeds -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Beef cattle -- Weight -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Diethylstilbestrol   ( lcsh )
Feed additives -- Florida   ( lcsh )
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Statement of Responsibility: by F.S. Baker, Jr.
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General Note: "July 30, 1959."
Funding: Florida Historical Agriculture and Rural Life
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Table of Contents
    Summary
        Page 1
    Introduction
        Page 1
    Procedure
        Page 1
    Results and discussion
        Page 2
    Acknowledgement
        Page 3
    Data
        Page 4
        Page 5
        Page 6
        Page 7
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NORTH FLORIDA EXPERIMENT STATION
Quincy, Florida
July 30, 195*f
NFES Mimeo Rpt. 60-1

TAPAZOLE AND STILBESTROL FOR FATTENING STEERS
By F. S. Baker, Jr.
SUMMARY
Steers with either 24 mg. stilbestrol implants or a combination of
stilbestrol implants and 500 mg. per head daily Tapazole feeding gained faster
and more economically than untreated control steers. The response to stilbestrol
and to Tapazole appeared to be additive. The cattle with only stilbestrol gained
at a cost of $ 2.50 per 100 pounds less than the controls, and the Tapazole-
stilbestrol steers made $ 3.48 per 100 pounds cheaper gains than those with only
stilbestrol. Carcass grade did not appear to be affected by the treatments.

Steers fed 500 mg. of Tapazole per head daily throughout the trial made
approximately two-thirds of their total gain in the first half (six weeks) of
the feeding period. Restricting the Tapazole feeding to the first half of the
fattening period was not as effective, but feeding the Tapazole for only the
last six weeks gave about the same results as feeding Tapazole throughout the
test. Cattle fed Tapazole only in the last half made larger gains in the last
half than in the first half of the feeding period.

Results with steers fed 500 mg. Tapazole were somewhat more satisfactory
than those fed either 250 or 750 mg. per head daily.

INTRODUCTION
Tapazole, a compound which blocks thyroid activity, is currently receiving
attention as a possible additive to steer fattening rations. Work at Iowa State
with levels of 200, 400, 600, and 800 mg. per head daily of Tapazole resulted in
increased steer gain, lower feed cost, greater profit, and no change in carcass
quality when compared to a ration without Tapazole. Furthermore, the benefits
from Tapazole and stilbestrol appeared to be additive. In early tests greatest
response was obtained the first month, and the 600 mg. level gave better results
than 300 mg.. Later Iowa work indicated that Tapazole increased cattle gains2
when added to the ration for only the last five weeks of the feeding period.
Workers concluded that the material will stimulate gains for a 30 to 60 day
period, but further work is needed before recommendations can be made.

In the first test at this Station, steers fed 600 mg. Tapazole p head ,..
daily gained faster and more economically, yielded heavier carcasses ad had
a higher net return than control cattle without Tapazole. 3

PROCEDURE "' :
Sixty-four medium to good quality yearling steers were selected from
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1 Burroughs, Wise, et. al. 1958. Ia. Agr. Exp. Sta. A. H. Lflts. 229 and 234.
2 Burroughs, Wise, et. al. 1959. Ia.-Agr. Exp. Sta. A. H. Lflt. 249.
3 Baker, F. S., Jr. 1959. NFES Mimeo Rpt. 59-3.







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NORTH FLORIDA EXPERIMENT STATION
Quincy, Florida
July 30, 195*f
NFES Mimeo Rpt. 60-1

TAPAZOLE AND STILBESTROL FOR FATTENING STEERS
By F. S. Baker, Jr.
SUMMARY
Steers with either 24 mg. stilbestrol implants or a combination of
stilbestrol implants and 500 mg. per head daily Tapazole feeding gained faster
and more economically than untreated control steers. The response to stilbestrol
and to Tapazole appeared to be additive. The cattle with only stilbestrol gained
at a cost of $ 2.50 per 100 pounds less than the controls, and the Tapazole-
stilbestrol steers made $ 3.48 per 100 pounds cheaper gains than those with only
stilbestrol. Carcass grade did not appear to be affected by the treatments.

Steers fed 500 mg. of Tapazole per head daily throughout the trial made
approximately two-thirds of their total gain in the first half (six weeks) of
the feeding period. Restricting the Tapazole feeding to the first half of the
fattening period was not as effective, but feeding the Tapazole for only the
last six weeks gave about the same results as feeding Tapazole throughout the
test. Cattle fed Tapazole only in the last half made larger gains in the last
half than in the first half of the feeding period.

Results with steers fed 500 mg. Tapazole were somewhat more satisfactory
than those fed either 250 or 750 mg. per head daily.

INTRODUCTION
Tapazole, a compound which blocks thyroid activity, is currently receiving
attention as a possible additive to steer fattening rations. Work at Iowa State
with levels of 200, 400, 600, and 800 mg. per head daily of Tapazole resulted in
increased steer gain, lower feed cost, greater profit, and no change in carcass
quality when compared to a ration without Tapazole. Furthermore, the benefits
from Tapazole and stilbestrol appeared to be additive. In early tests greatest
response was obtained the first month, and the 600 mg. level gave better results
than 300 mg.. Later Iowa work indicated that Tapazole increased cattle gains2
when added to the ration for only the last five weeks of the feeding period.
Workers concluded that the material will stimulate gains for a 30 to 60 day
period, but further work is needed before recommendations can be made.

In the first test at this Station, steers fed 600 mg. Tapazole p head ,..
daily gained faster and more economically, yielded heavier carcasses ad had
a higher net return than control cattle without Tapazole. 3

PROCEDURE "' :
Sixty-four medium to good quality yearling steers were selected from
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1 Burroughs, Wise, et. al. 1958. Ia. Agr. Exp. Sta. A. H. Lflts. 229 and 234.
2 Burroughs, Wise, et. al. 1959. Ia.-Agr. Exp. Sta. A. H. Lflt. 249.
3 Baker, F. S., Jr. 1959. NFES Mimeo Rpt. 59-3.







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NORTH FLORIDA EXPERIMENT STATION
Quincy, Florida
July 30, 195*f
NFES Mimeo Rpt. 60-1

TAPAZOLE AND STILBESTROL FOR FATTENING STEERS
By F. S. Baker, Jr.
SUMMARY
Steers with either 24 mg. stilbestrol implants or a combination of
stilbestrol implants and 500 mg. per head daily Tapazole feeding gained faster
and more economically than untreated control steers. The response to stilbestrol
and to Tapazole appeared to be additive. The cattle with only stilbestrol gained
at a cost of $ 2.50 per 100 pounds less than the controls, and the Tapazole-
stilbestrol steers made $ 3.48 per 100 pounds cheaper gains than those with only
stilbestrol. Carcass grade did not appear to be affected by the treatments.

Steers fed 500 mg. of Tapazole per head daily throughout the trial made
approximately two-thirds of their total gain in the first half (six weeks) of
the feeding period. Restricting the Tapazole feeding to the first half of the
fattening period was not as effective, but feeding the Tapazole for only the
last six weeks gave about the same results as feeding Tapazole throughout the
test. Cattle fed Tapazole only in the last half made larger gains in the last
half than in the first half of the feeding period.

Results with steers fed 500 mg. Tapazole were somewhat more satisfactory
than those fed either 250 or 750 mg. per head daily.

INTRODUCTION
Tapazole, a compound which blocks thyroid activity, is currently receiving
attention as a possible additive to steer fattening rations. Work at Iowa State
with levels of 200, 400, 600, and 800 mg. per head daily of Tapazole resulted in
increased steer gain, lower feed cost, greater profit, and no change in carcass
quality when compared to a ration without Tapazole. Furthermore, the benefits
from Tapazole and stilbestrol appeared to be additive. In early tests greatest
response was obtained the first month, and the 600 mg. level gave better results
than 300 mg.. Later Iowa work indicated that Tapazole increased cattle gains2
when added to the ration for only the last five weeks of the feeding period.
Workers concluded that the material will stimulate gains for a 30 to 60 day
period, but further work is needed before recommendations can be made.

In the first test at this Station, steers fed 600 mg. Tapazole p head ,..
daily gained faster and more economically, yielded heavier carcasses ad had
a higher net return than control cattle without Tapazole. 3

PROCEDURE "' :
Sixty-four medium to good quality yearling steers were selected from
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1 Burroughs, Wise, et. al. 1958. Ia. Agr. Exp. Sta. A. H. Lflts. 229 and 234.
2 Burroughs, Wise, et. al. 1959. Ia.-Agr. Exp. Sta. A. H. Lflt. 249.
3 Baker, F. S., Jr. 1959. NFES Mimeo Rpt. 59-3.








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winter pasture in Gadsden County and divided into eight groups as equally as
possible. The steers were predominantly of British beef breeding, but a few
of the plainer cattle showed evidence of a small amount of dairy blood.

Following were the treatments of the various groups:

Lot 1. Control, no treatment.
Lot 2. 24 mg. stilbestrol implant.
Lot 3. 500 mg. Tapazole per head daily.
Lot 4. 24 mg. stilbestrol implant and 500 mg. Tapazole per head daily.
Lot 5. 24 mg. stilbestrol implant and 5CO mg. Tapazole per head daily
(first six weeks).
Lot 6. 24 mg. stilbestrol implant and 500 mg. Tapazole per head daily
(last six weeks).
Lot 7. 24 mg. stilbestrol implant and 250 mg. Tapazole per head daily.
Lot 8. 24 mg. stilbestrol implant and 750 mg. Tapazole per head daily.

The cattle were fed a ration composed of ground snapped corn (full-fed
according to appetite); 5.0 pounds citrus molasses; 2.5 pounds 41% cottonseed meal;
Coastal Bermuda grass hay, self-fed; and salt and steamed bonemeal, free choice.

All lots were confino:d to dry lot in a well-ventilated barn.

The steers were individually numbered and weighed. Actual weights at the
feedlot without shrink were uccd as initial weights. Before initial weights
were taken, the cattle gai--e 2p rox:m'tely 40 pounds per head from delivery
weights in a two-week prolim2n"?ry period, indicating that the cattle had
adequate fill when weighed on test. Final weights were taken in the early
morning after trucking three miles to Quincy, and actual weights were shrunk three
percent. Final shrunk weights wsro used in calculating gains, carcass yields,
and sales returns. Intermediate weights taken after the first half of the feeding
period were shrunk four percent from early morning feedlot weights.

All cattle were slaughtered the same day and a few hours after removal from
the feedlot. To avoid bias in grading, the carcasses could not be assigned
to experimental groups until traced back through serial numbers, as carcasses
were not sorted into experimental groups on the rail. Composite grades by
Experiment Station and packing house personnel and a U. S. grader are reported.
The cattle were ribbed and marbling in the rib eye was considered in determining
grades. Carcass weights were warm weights less 2.5 percent. Sale prices were
actual prices received for carcasses.

Two steers ( one in Lot 3 and one in Lot 5) died during the trial. Initial
weights of these steers, which were about average, were deducted, and an average
feed was deducted from the lot total in each case.

Feed prices used and prices received for carcasses are given in Tables 4 and
5 580.

RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
As shown in Table 1-5 3, st srs implanted with stilbestrol (Lot 2) or
implanted with stilbestrol and fed Tapazole (Lot 4) gained faster than the








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control steers without treatment (Lot 1). Altho',gh all four groups gained more
during the first half of the feeding period, the Tapazole lots (3 and 4) gained
more than twice as fast during the first as during the second half of the feeding
period. As in the preceding trial,4 cattle with the combination of stilbestrol
and Tapazole (Lot 4) made 100 pounds gain approximately $ 3.50 cheaper than
steers with stilbestrol only (Lot 2). In contrast to results of the preceding
test, steers fed Tapazole did not consume less feed toward the end of the feeding
period. Tapazole cattle ( Lots 3 and 4) did eat slightly less corn than cattle
not fed Tapazole (Lots 1 and 2), however. Carcass grade was apparently not
affected by the treatments, but Tapazole cattle appeared somewhat fatter on foot
prior to slaughter. Net return per head was greatest with steers implanted with
stilbestrol and fed Tapazole (Lot 4), averaging $ 12.07 more per head than with
stilbestrol implanted steers without Tapazole (Lot 2). As shown in Table 1-580,
no charge was made for the Tapazole because the price has not been set.

Steers fed Tapazole made approximately two-thirds of their gain in the first
half (six weeks) of the feeding period, as previously noted (Table 1-580). While
cattle normally gain more rapidly early in the fattening period, gains usually
do not decline as much during the latter part cf the feeding period as occurred
with most of the Tapazole lots in this trial. Table 2-580 shows that the rather
severe decline in rate of gain occurred whether or not Tapazole feeding was
continued during the latter half of the feeding period (Lots 4 and 5). On the
other hand when Tapazole was not added until the last half of the feeding period
(Lot 6), gains were larger for the last half than for the first half and averaged
as high for the entire feeding period as where Tapazole was fed throughout the
trial (Lot 4). In fact, overall results cwre similar for the group fed Tapazole
for the lasc 42 days and that fed Tapazole for 84 days. Results were more
satisfactory where Tapazole was fed only the last six weeks (Lot 6) than where
it was given only the first six weeks (Lot 5) of the feeding period.

Results from the 500 mg. per head daily level of Tapazole (Lot 4) were
somewhat more satisfactory than from either the 250, (Lot 7) or the 750 mg.(Lot 8)
levels (Table 3-580). Although the steers fed 250 mg. Tapazole gained as rapidly,
carcass weights were slightly smaller, carcass grades were lower, and feed
consumption was higher, resulting in more expensive gain and less net return than
with the cattle fed 500 mg. Tapazole per head daily. It should be noted that the
gain made by steers fed 250 mg. of Tapazole did not decline as markedly in the
second half of the feeding period as did gains of other groups which were fed
higher levels of Tapazole. As previously stated, the 250 mg. Tapazole cattle
ate somewhat more feed than the other Tarazole groups, also. On the other hand,
cattle fed 750 mg. Tapazole (Lot 8) ate less feed than any other group but made
a satisfactory, economical gain and had a favorable net return.

A CKNOWIZDGISENTS
W. M. Inman, Quincy, Florida loaned the steers for this trial.
Eli Lilly & Co., Indianapolis, Ind. supplied the Tapazole.
Stilbestrol implants were furnished by Chas. Pfizer & Co., Terre Haute, Ind.


4 See footnote 3, page 1.





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"V


Number days 42
Ave. initial weight 784
Ave. final weight 890
Ave. gain 106
Ave. daily gain 2.52
Ave. Daily Ration:
Ground snapped corn 18.63
Citrus molasses 5.00
41% Cottonseed meal 2.50
Coastal Bermuda hay 2.20
Feed per 10O# Gain:
Concentrates 1038 1
Hay 87
Min.(Salt & bonemeal)4.0
Cost $ 22.10 i
Carcass & Fin. Data:
Ave. sale weight'
Ave. carcass weight
Ave. carcass yield(%)
Carcass grades



Mkt. value cwt. carcasses
Mkt. value cwt. on foot
Ave. cost cwt. feeder steer
Ave. cost feeder steer head
Ave, feed cost
Ave. cost cattle & feed


84
784
984
200
2.38

20.71
5.00
2.50
2.03

1185
85
3.8
$ 25.04

984
587
59.65


42
783
912
129
3.06

19.25
5.00
2.50
3.17

874
-104
1.8
$ 18.93


42
912
1008
96
2.29

22.00
5.CO
2.50
2.68

1287
117
3.4
$ 27.39


1 low choice


ave. good
low good
high std.
45.10
26.90
26.50
207.79
50.09
257.88


Gross return per steer 264.74
Ave. net return above cost
cattle & feed 6.86
Excluding cost of Tapazole, for which no price has been set.
R- One steer died average feed deducted.


84
783
1008
225
2.68

20.63
5.00
2.50
2.93

1051
109
2.5
$ 22.54


42
786
935
149
3.55

18.91
5.00
2.50
2.54

744
72
2.3
$ 15.89


42
935
991
57
1.35

17.39
5.00
2.50
2.48

1843
183
1.8
$ 39.33


1008
604
59.89
1 low choice


ave. good
low good
high std.
44.80
26.83
26.50
207.60
50.67
258.27
270.48


12.21


84
786
991
206
2.45

18.15
5.0c
2.50
2.51

1047
102
2.1
$ 22.36

991
593
59.78


42
781
952
171
4.07


18.90
5.00
2.50
2.30

648
56
2.2
$ 13.84 $


ave. good
low good
high std.
$ 44.52
26.61
26.50
208.21
46.02
254.23
263.85


42
952
1033
80
1.91

20.26
5.00
2.50
1.84

1453
96
1.3
30.46 $


84
781
1033
251
2.99

19.58
5.00
2.50
2.07

906
69
1.9
19.18


1033
621
60.17
1 high good
1 ave. good
5 low good
1 high std.
$ 44.98
27.07
26.50
297.04
48.14
255.18
279.46


9.62


21.28


42
890
984
94
2.24

22.79
5.00
2.50
1.87

L349
83
3.7
28.32


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Table 1 580. Tapazole win ana witnoud atoueuoruj -u. raouu..... ,I ... --. --
SLot 1: Lot 2 Lot 3 Lot 4
-: 500 mg. Tapazole/head 500 rg. Tapazole/head
No Treatment :24 mg. stilb. implant : daily :daily
S_____ :24 mz. stilb. implant
:Ist : 2nd : Entire : 1st : 2nd : Entire: 1st : 2nd : Entire : 1st : 2nd : Entire
:Period : Period : Trial : Period : Period : Trial : Period : Period : Trial :Period : Period : Trial
TNmhber steers 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 8 8 8






Table 2 580. Time of Tapazole Administration, 1959. (24 mg. stilbestrol implant to each steer)...
: Lot 4 Lot 5: Lot 6
:Throughout Feeding Period : First Half Feeding Period : Second Half Feeding Period
: 1st : 2nd : Entire : 1st : 2nd : Entire : 1st : 2nd : Entire
: Period : Period : Trial : Period : Period : Trial : Period : Period : Trial


Number steers 8
Number days 42
Average initial weight 781
Average final weight 952
Average gain 171
Average daily gain 4.
Average Daily Ration:
Ground snapped corn 18.
Citrus molasses 5.
41% Cottonseed meal 2.
Coastal Bermuda hay 2.
Feed per 100 pounds gain:
Concentrates 648
Hay 56
Minerals (salt & bonemeal 2.:
Cost $ 13.
Carcass and Fin. Data:
Average sale weight
Average carcass weight
Average carcass yield
Carcass grades




Market value per cwt. carcasses
Market value per cwt. on foot
Ave. cost cwt. feeder steer
Ave. cost feeder steer head
Ave. feed cost
Ave. cost cattle and feed
Gross return per steer
Ave. net return above
cost cattle and feed


8
42
952
1033
80
07 1.91


20.26
5.00
2.50
1.84

1453
96
1.3
$ 30.46


8
84
781
1033
251
2.99


19.58
5.00
2.50
2.07


906
69
1.9
$ 19.18

1033
621
60.17

high good
ave. good
low good
high std.
$ 44.98
27.07
26.50
207.04
48.14
255.18
279.46


24.28


.. -- -- .
* Excluding cost of Tapazole for which no price has been set.
* One steer died average feed deducted.


7Tx
42
783
938
155
3.69

18.94
5.00
2.50
3.11

718
84
2.6
15.57


7-*:*
42
938
1014
76
1.80

22.06
5.00
2.50
2.61

1640
145
4.0
$ 34.86


7**
84
783
1014
231
2.74

20.50
5.00
2.50
2.86

1020
104
3.1
$ 21.89


8
42
783
898
115
2.75


18.98
5.00
2.50
2.00

963
73
3.6
$ 20.53


8
42
898
1038
140
3.32

20.02
5.CO
2.50
2.CO

827
60
1.6
$ 17.45


1014
601
59.26

high good
ave. good
low good
high std.
$ 44.94
26.63
26.50
207.55
50.46
258.01
269.94


8
84
783
1038
255
3.04

19.50
5.00
2.50
2.00

889
66
2.5
$18.84


1038
614
59.12
1 low choice
1 high good
2 ave. good
2 low good
2 high std.
$ 45.04
26.63
26.50
207.44
48.06
255.50
276.36


11.93


20.86


90
00
50
30


2
84






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Table 3 80U. Hate or Tapazoe HamnnrsaraT~on, Cy Ie mi. n uLLu-rua impa-. .u jvr+ o0 u., -
Lot 4 Lot7 Lot 8
:500 mg. Tapazole Per Head : 250 mg. Tapazole Per Head :750 mg. Tapazole Per Head Daily
:Daily : Daily :____
: st : 2nd : Entire : st : 2nd : Entire : st : 2nd : Entire
: Period : Period : Trial : Period : Period : Trial : Period : Period : Trial


Number steers 8 8 8
Number days 42 42 84
Average initial weight 781 952 781
Average final weight 952 1033 1033
Average gain 171 80 251
Average daily gain 4.07 1.91 2.99


Average Daily Ration:


Ground snapped corn 18.'
Citrus molasses 5.
41% Cottonseed meal 2.
Coastal Bermuda hey 2.
Feed Per 100 Pounds Gain:
Concentrates 648
Hay 56
Minerals (salt & bonemeal) 2.'
*Cost $ 13.1
Carcass and Fin. Data:
Average sale weight
Average carcass weight
Average carcass yield (percent)
Carcass grades


90
30
50
30



2
84


Market value per cwt. carcasses
Market value per cwt. on foot
Average cost cwt. feeder steer
Average cost feeder steer, head
SAverage feed cost
Average cost cattle & feed
Gross return per steer
Average net return above cost
cattle and feed


20.26
5.00
2.50
1.84

1453
96
1.3
$ 30.46



1
1
5
1


19.58
5.00
2.50
2.07

906
69
1.9
$ 19.18

1033
621
60.17
high good
ave. good
low good
high std.
$ 44.98
27.07
26.50
207.04
48.14
255.18
279.46


24.48


8 8 B
42 42 84
780 919 780
919 1036 1036
138 118 256
3.29 2.80 3.05


19.63
5.00
2.50
3.47

824
105
3.1
$ 17.95


24.20
5.00
2.50
2.43

1133
87
3.2
$ 23.93


21.91
5.00
2.50
2.95

966
97
3.2
$ 20.70


42
780
936
156
3.72


17.73
5.00
2.50
3.34

677
90
2.4
$ 14.80


42
936
1006
70
1.68

16.20
5.00
2.50
3.15

1414
188
4.1
$ 30.75


1036
615
59.32
1 high good

3 low good
4 high std.
$ 44.43
26.30
26.50
206.78
52.94
259.72
272.47

12.75


84
780
1006
227
2.70


16.96
5.00
2.50
3.24

907
120
2.9
8 19.78

1006
605
60.14
1 high good

4 low oocd
3 high std.
$ 44.60
26.83
26.50
206.62
44.79
251.41
269.96

18.55


* Excluding cost of Tapazole, for which no price has been set.


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Table 4 580. Feed Prices Used (including implants and additives).

Per Ton


Ground snapped corn
Citrus molasses
41% Cottonseed meal
Coastal Bermuda grass hay
Salt
Steamed bonemeal
Stilbestrol implants
Tapazole


$ 40.00
28.00
70.00
20.00
36.00
100.00
$ 0.10 per steer
not established


Table 5 580. Prices Received for Carcasses.


Price per Cwt.


Choice 5/600
Choice 6/700
Good 5/600
Good 6/700
Good 7/800
Standard 5/600
Standard 6/700


$ 47.50
47.50
45.50
45.00
45.00
43.50
43.50


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