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    Decisions, Decisions What Do I Do With My Calf Crop?

    R. Curt Lacy (September, 2009)

    The author describes different production/marketing alternatives such as preconditioned sales, stockering and finishing. He presents an economic framework to help the producer analyze the sell versus retain decision. He presents information to help producers understand the difference in value of gain and price. He describes different systems of producing and maketing beef to consumers which include natural, grass fed, and organic. He presents information on how much of a price premium is necessary to be able to afford to produce a natural beef calf at the calf, stocker and finished stages of production. Information is presented on deciding how much to pay for a stocker calf. The pros and cons of different marketing methods are given.

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    University of Georgia Cooperative Extension
    University of Georgia
    September, 2009
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