Bioeconomical model for best slaughter

J. Oltjen


As feedlots are used to finish more cattle, improved strategies evolve.  One of the most important management questions once cattle are in the feedlot is “How long to feed them to maximize profit?” However, complex interaction between type of cattle, market demand and price, ownership of the feedlot and/or the cattle, and application of marketing and management tools make profit prediction difficult. Addressing these interactions requires proper application of economic principles, identifying the relevant biology of the animals being fed, and tools such as bioeconomic models to estimate animal performance. When used properly to answer the appropriate question, these tools provide insight into improved management of feedlot cattle.

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