About the Program
There are a number of marketing options for Ontario calves. Special calf sales can benefit both cow-calf and feedlot producers. Depending on the sale, feedlots owners can purchase lots of calves that have been reared under specific preconditioning protocols to attain better uniformity in lots and health of calves. There is opportunity for cow-calf producers to receive premiums on calves through special calf sales. Producers must do some research to understand sale-specific requirements for consigners and observe price discovery dynamics at each sale.
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You can also find out more information about Ontario Calf-Clubs and Special Calf Sales from a 2019 survey conducted by OMAFRA.