Changes over the years

The new issue of CALF News is in your mailbox and on our Web site, Calfnews.net. In talking about the advancements in the cattle community, I can‘t help remembering the tenets I learned at Fall River Feedlots in Hot Springs, S.D., many years ago. We knew that cattle gained 2.5-3 lbs. per day, cost of gain was in the 70-cent range, and we were delighted with a 1,000-lb. steer and 50-cent payday.

We’ve come a long way, baby. Consider the advancements in breeding, feeding, health practices and harvest. Makes me proud that I’ve had the opportunity not only to watch it, but to participate in those advancements. Next issue we look at the future and your place in the world.

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