Beef: Corn Fed program provides a niche for small feedlot and cow-calf operators

With the program slaughtering up to 1,700 head a week in late 2008, there are opportunities here for smaller operators


Once considered to be a relic from an agricultural past, small and medium sized-feedlots are on their way back in, and that’s good news for small cow-calf operations.

Feedlots feeding typically 300 to 500 head are the mainstay of the Corn Fed Beef program, says Jim Clark, executive director of the Ontario Cattle Feeders Association, which sponsors and promotes the branded program.

Better Farming - March 2009