History: Some Considerations in the Selection of Feeder Cattle

Reprinted from the November 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen


Some Considerations in the Selection of Feeder Cattle
By J. W. Grant MacEwan, Winnipeg, Manitoba

‘After one has made the decision to purchase feeders for winter fattening and has assessed his feed supplies, the next logical consideration will have to do with the particular class of cattle to be selected. The operator may ask himself a number of questions: “Will I feed calves, yearlings or two-year-olds? Will steers be more profitable for finishing than heifers or cows? And if I am to buy my feeder stock, which grade or quality will give me the best return?”’

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