Several Clark County cattle producers have participated in the CPH-45 program whereby beef calves are given a prescribed regimen of immunizations and weaned for a minimum of 45 days before being marketed in special CPH-45 sales.
For producers who were prepared to take those extra steps, and to provide the necessary documentation, the CPH-45 program has added value to their calves.
Genetics.” The 60 indicates that the calves will be weaned and backgrounded for 60 days prior to sale.
The program involves artificially inseminating beef cows using sires with specific genetic characteristics. The calves will then be managed according to CPH-45 guidelines.
The calves will be evaluated with live carcass ultrasound equipment, and detailed records will be kept. The calves will then be marketed through special MAG-60 channels, and feedlot and carcass data will be returned to the producer.
For additional information about the MAG-60 program, please call the Clark County Extension Office at 744-4682.