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Cattle Marketing

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2015 Feeder Calf Sales

Frame Evaluation

Feeder calf sales are held across the state of NC from early Spring through the Fall.
  • Official USDA grades are applied by NCDA&CS trained livestock graders.
  • Sales are held in locations statewide with easy access to good highways.
  • 70% of cattle are medium and large frame, #1 muscling.
  • Mostly British and Exotic crosses.
  • Health permits are available.

North Carolina annually markets over 360,000 head of feeder cattle that have a history of quality and performance. Most of these marketing systems combined with official evaluation, based on USDA grading standards, provide nationally accepted descriptions which allow customers to buy North Carolina feeder cattle sight unseen.

EID Tagging feeder calves for the PVP program.

PVP Spread sheet of feeder calf data at tagging.

Spread sheet of PVP feeder calf data at tagging.

Testing the new tag writer

Testing a new EID tag writer/reader that writes the data on the tag.




NCDA&CS Markets Division - Livestock Section, Neil Bowman, Manager
Mailing Address: 1020 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1020
Physical Address: 2 W. Edenton Street, Room 402, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919)707-3151; FAX: (919) 733-0999