New resources have been added to the Beef Cattle Research Council website. The new feed cost calculator compares the extra expense of adding condition to thin cows in the fall to the extra value gained by the resulting larger calf crop.
The calculator is not a ration formulation tool, but rather a customizable demonstration of extra costs versus extra returns. Producers can select a 60- or 90-day feeding period scenario to increase cow condition by one body condition score, and input herd size, feed supply options, feed costs, and projected weaned calf sale price.
Three new conditioning fact sheets have also been added.