The basics of the article, "Holstein steers have an optimal end point," are exactly right. As a Holstein steer gets bigger, its ADG (average daily gain) and feed efficiency go down. However, they left out the facts that, with a proper implant and high energy, no forage feeding program, you can keep those steers from getting too tall and market them at 1,300 to 1,400 pounds, and they are finished.
- Mark Brown, Wisconsin
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January 12, 2015