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No More "Pretty" Bulls
Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:11 PM CST

Jerry Kusser thought his 1,000-head Black Angus herd was about as efficient at converting feed as any animals you'd find anywhere.

"We've been measuring feedlot information and carcass data in our herd for 20 years," the South Dakota cattleman said. "We've been focused on building consistently good carcass cattle and thought our animals were efficient at converting feed."

But Kusser said the family's K Lazy K Ranch saw a tremendous leap in feed efficiency when it started shifting to Leachman Cattle of Colorado (LCoC) genetics about four years ago. And if the ideal commercial beef animal gains more with less ...

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