Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook No. (LDPM-202-1) 16 pp

April 2011

Cattle Sector Production Practices and Regional Price Differences

This report outlines the tendency for fed cattle from the Southern Plains to typically sell at a premium over cattle from the Northern Central Plains, describing the nuances in regional production and marketing practices that underlie the price relationship referred to as "the North-South spread."

Keywords: Backgrounding, calf-fed, cattle feeding, wheat pasture, yearling

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