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Unformatted text preview: hay. They would then have one of two fates. Most would be sold at auction as feeder cattle while one or two would be fed until a later age at which they would be slaughtered and butchered privately and go directly to my freezer. The age at which the cattle leave my farm is dependent on the cost of feed, cost of management and the possible need for extra income rather than meat in the freezer. The expected expenses include feed (hay, concentrate and supplement), equipment (feeder, watering device, possibly a run-in shed, etc.), veterinary expenses and transport to and from auction. Income is dependent on the cost of feed and market prices of cattle at the time of auction....
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2008 for the course AN SC 360 taught by Professor Thonney,m. during the Spring '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).
- Spring '08