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Cheryl Anderson DTN Staff Reporter
Thu Oct 27, 2011 04:08 PM CDT

Record cattle and corn prices in the beef industry can make producers contemplate the viability of backgrounding calves. To lessen cost volatility, producers should check feed prices carefully, even feeds they always purchase, as well as consider options such as ethanol co-products, according to an article by Drovers Cattle Network (…).

Karl Hoppe, extension livestock specialist at NDSU's Carrington Research Extension Center, looked at how much distillers grain could be produced for 860,000 cattle. He said that North Dakota's five ethanol plants can produce enough distillers grain for 19 pounds per cow per day for six months.

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