Preconditioning premiums growing
Preconditioned calves averaged a premium of
$20-plus per head over the previous 10 years, according to a recent
Colorado State University (CSU) study.
Conducted on behalf of Pfizer Animal Health, the study showed that
higher prices consistently go to calves enrolled in value-added
preconditioning and animal health programs.
CSU catalogued and examined data from more than 2.7 million lots of
cattle sold through the Superior Video auction since 1995. The
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