The Louisiana Calf to Carcass project is a program in which Louisiana beef cattle producers can participate by sending a minimum of three steers or heifers to the feedlot while retaining ownership of them throughout the feeding period. The cattle are pre-conditioned at Dean Lee Research Station
in Alexandria and then shipped to Hitch Feed Lot in Oklahoma to be fed.
The purpose of the program is to learn more about your cattle and how they compare to other cattle in the feedlot from across the nation.
This educational project is conducted jointly by the LSU AgCenter, McNeese State University, University of Louisiana at Monroe, Louisiana Cattlemen's Association and the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry.
You are encouraged to participate in the Calf to Carcass project this year. The cattle performance and carcass information you will receive through this program is useful in making management decisions on breeding, bull selection, nutrition and herd health. Valuable marketing information also is obtained. The exposure to preconditioning and retained ownership of your calves, plus the educational tour in the spring, makes the Calf to Carcass project an outstanding educational program for Louisiana cattle producers.
For more information on the Louisiana Calf to Carcass Program, contact Dr. Timothy Page
at (225) 578-7906.