Feed to Gain: 6.90 lbs of feed per lb of gain on a high roughage diet. RFI -2.77
Bull A - ADG 3.37 Dry Matter Intake 28.73 lbs/day
Feed to Gain: 8.23 lbs of feed per lb of gain on a high roughage diet. RFI +3.90
Which Bull Offers You Over $20,000 In Progeny Profit Or Loss?
Both bulls come off of the efficiency test at 1100 lbs
Bull B is eating 6.28 lbs less dry matter per day
This results in a minimum of $80-$120 per head savings in the feedlot and $60-$80
per year savings on daughters feed input cost without impacting performance
SIMPLE MATH Figuring Four Calf Crops
- 60 Steers & Heifers to the feedlot x $80 per head = $6,800
- 35 Heifers retained in the herd x 8 years x $60 per head = $16,800
This equals a savings of $23,000!
PLUS for every 35 daughters you retain out of Bull A, you can run 45 daughters of
Bull B on exactly the same amount of grass & inputs with all their calves weighting
the same. That’s 10 extra cows with free feed x 95% calf crop x 8 years x $400 each
equals a savings of $30,400. This equals a grand total of $54,000!
These figures are conservative and does not consider efficiency of these more efficient
cows progeny through the feedyard.