Graph of the net margin from selling 500 lb weaned calves or 725 lb Backgrounders. X-axis represents the price for 500 lb calves sold in the fall ($/lb), starting at $2.40/lb, increasing in $0.10/lb increments to $3.60/lb, and Y-axis represents net margin from selling backgrounders ($/hd) starting at -$400/hd, increasing in $100/hd increments to $400/hd. Seven diagonal lines represent 725lbs at various prices ranging from $1.80/lb to $3.00/lb in $0.20/lb increments. Lines are evenly distributed across the X and Y ranges of the graph beginning at the top left and decreasing towards the bottom right.

2015 Decision Guide for Marketing Calves, Backgrounders or Pastured Yearlings