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Steer Feedout Finale Set for June 26
Missouri Ag Connection - 06/14/2017

Beef cattle producers are invited to the Steer Feedout Finale at 7 p.m., June 26 at the University of Missouri Southwest Research Center, Mt. Vernon.

The program will explain how the 146 steers performed while being fed in Iowa since last November.

"Pictures of many of the cattle will be shown along with their performance data in the feedlot and on the rail at the packing plant," said Eldon Cole, livestock specialist, University of Missouri Extension.

The Feedout is a joint venture of University of Missouri Extension livestock specialists, Missouri Department of Ag market news reporters and the Tri-County Steer Carcass Futurity program in southwest Iowa.

Attendees will see pictures and statistics that shows what makes some cattle worth more than others. The results even break down to the dollars per pound of retail beef per day of age. The feedout always reveals surprises as far as top gainers, high quality graders and overall profit.

"Even persons who did not enter cattle in the program can relate to the genetic differences in the group and compare them to their own cattle," said Cole.

A sample of the different owners cattle may be viewed at either www.swmobcia.com or http://extension.missouri.edu/lawrence

For more information, contact the Lawrence County Extension Center, Mt. Vernon, 417-466-3102.

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