International Genetic Solutions offers free, third-party validation on feeder calves.
producer has done the hard work. Still, that leaves little guarantee on sale day. The IGS Feeder
Profit Calculator TM seeks to minimize such risk.
of breed, as well as preconditioning, weaning and health data in exchange for a Total Relative
Value that compares the profit potential of their calves to the industry at large. That value,
indicated on a formal certificate, can be used for producer benchmarking and buyer insight.
for buyer demand.
additional information and value-added programs,” Berry says. At present, he adds, there’s no
producers who are wanting to sell at the top of the market,” he says. “Being able to verify those
genetics and have a record of those genetics is the key difference.”
who pay a premium on a set of calves will look to recoup those and add additional profit down
the road at harvest.
“In our format, they might buy a calf in July, that ships to them in October, that doesn’t die until
April of the next year. There’s a lot of time frame between the day that he made the decision to
do the bid price, and the day that he recaptures his monetary value,” Berry notes.
of cattle is better than the average goes a long way when you want to demand a premium for
your cattle on the market,” he says.
mobile use through the App Store.