Even with high feed and calf prices, David Lalman, extension beef specialist at Oklahoma State University points out the current value of gain offers plenty of stocker and backgrounding opportunity. One way to enhance the opportunity is by keeping an eye on nutritional basics like feeding adequate protein and an ionophore.

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