Feed Lot

APR-MAY 2017

Feedlots and cow/calf operations in the beef industry who feed 500 or more has annually on grains and concentrates; maintain 500 or more beef cows; backgrounder, stocker/grower, preconditioner; veterinarian, nutritionist, consultant

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FEED•LOT  April/May 2017 3 Volume XXV Number 3 April / May 2017 FEATURES FEEDLOT FOCUS Consumer demand drives Holstein market 6 Retail trends shift to branded products Quality beef grade, dressing percentage and grids 8 A look at industry averages vs. high quality pens Feedyard budgeting: start with the basics 14 Look at several factors of the business plan STOCKER SPECIAL Low cost of gain making impact on stockers 16 Stocker margins are squeezing operators COW CALF CORNER Don't let cows fall victim to nutrient gap 24 Overestimating spring grass can be costly MARKETING/MANAGEMENT Brazil could be a game changer 10 The tainted meat scandal could shift exports Sticky fingers 12 Caution is key in preventing theft ATV safety for feedlots 18 How to protect your employees A sustainable future 20 What does the buzzword mean to stakeholders Visit FeedlotMagazine.com Jill Dunkel Editor feedlot@st-tel.net Annita Lorimor General Manager feedlot@st-tel.net Amy Marsh Digital / Circulation Manager circulation@feedlotmagazine.com Robert A. Strong. Editor Emeritus Greg Strong Publisher 800-747-7575 bigguy@st-tel.net For National Sales Contact: Bob Brunker, J.L. Farmakis, Inc., 48 Topfield Rd., Wilton, CT 06897 Email: bob @jlfarmakis.com / Sales Office: 203-834-8832

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