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knabe

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just grabbed a flier yesterday about hormone free, custom corn-fed beef on feed free choice for 240-300 days priced at $3.50 pound hanging weight.

marbling looked akin to some of the kobe products i have sampled.  carcasses were choice and prime.

genetics were angus crosses.

anyone heard of anything similar in terms of number of days exposed to corn?
 

chambero

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Sounds about like one fed for the same period as a show calf, but maybe not quite as long (show calves are usually on full feed right at a year).

Our commercial calves go into the feedlot in early July around 650 lbs and get killed around February.  I guess the feedlot is a little shorter, but not much.
 

knabe

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forgot to mention they were slaughtered at 13 to 15 months age.

240 - 300 days/30 equals 8-10 months meaning they went on free choice corn feed at 5-7 months.

seemed like it was about 60 days longer than a normal program, especially if backgrounded.
 
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