The Profitability of Preconditioning Calves in Oklahoma Over 10 Years.

Cow‐calf operators continually look for more profitable ways to market their cattle. Some producers precondition their weaned calves, but many still wonder if this practice is profitable. A large amount of research has been done on this topic, but results can vary according to the geographic region. The objective of this study is to determine whether or not it was profitable to precondition weaning calves in Oklahoma for the 1997‐2006 time period. Bulk ingredient prices for a feed ration, Oklahoma market prices, and other data were gathered to evaluate the revenues and expenses for preconditioning in Oklahoma during 1997‐2006. Findings showed it was profitable to precondition calves in Oklahoma in nine out of the ten years studied.

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SS-AAEA Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2008
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