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We had 29 of our steers and heifers fed to market. Of the 29 head, 21 graded AAA
and 8 graded AA with an average warm weight of 741 pounds and an average lean
meat yield of 58%. All were straight bred Shorthorns. Carcass results for each steer
and heifer are as follows:

 

                  Twin Maple Shorthorns Carcass Results

 

      ID #

Steer/Heifer

Warm Weight

    Yield %

      Grade

       9S

     steer

      675

        60

      AAA

      11S

     steer

      771

        56

      AAA

      14S

     steer

      786

        57

      AAA

      17S

     steer

      740

        58

      AAA

      26S

     steer

      810

        57

      AAA

      11T

     steer

      741

        58

      AAA

      20T

     steer

      618

        58

        AA

      16T

     steer

      712

        59

      AAA

      18T

     steer

      702

        60

        AA

      21T

     steer

      769

        59

        AA

      24T

     heifer

      679

        59

      AAA

      26T

     heifer

      716

        60

      AAA

      28T

     steer

      706

        60

      AAA

      29T

     heifer

      672

        56

      AAA

      14T

     steer

      699

        52

        AA

        6T

     steer

      688

        49

      AAA

        1T

     steer

      825

        56

      AAA

        7T

     steer

      789

        53

      AAA

        9T

     steer

      818

        52

      AAA

        7U

     steer

      823

        58

      AAA

        8U

     steer

      743

        61

      AAA

       12U

     steer

      802

        60

      AAA

       13U

     steer

      725

        58

      AAA

       15U

     steer

      654

        62

        AA

       18U

     steer

      734

        60

        AA

       20U

     steer

      720

        60

        AA

       24U

     steer

      728

        60

        AA

       25U

     steer

      788

        59

      AAA

       29U

     steer

      867

        62

      AAA


                      21 AAA carcasses
                        8 AA carcasses


 


 

 
    Research
   Maritime Beef Value Discovery Project 2006/2007

The Maritime Beef Test Society in conjunction with the Federal Experimental Farm at Nappan, Nova Scotia
began a beef steer evaluation project in the fall of 2006.

Producers were able to consign 5 steers sired by the same bull and retain ownership until the steers were ready for market. Finished steers were processed at the new plant on Prince Edward Island and producers are to receive valuable data on carcass quality, grading information, cutability, and profitability of their steers.

Steers were delivered to the Experimental Farm and started test on October 31st., 2006.

Initial feed consisted of a backgrounding ration of 60% barley and 40% grass sileage adjusted to a dry matter basis and a finishing ration consisting of 40% Potato Waste, 40% Barley, and 20% grass sileage adjusted to a dry matter basis..


FLASH: All Twin Maple Steers shipped!
               
(they were among the first to go)

Results:

   Steer ID    Dressed Weight    Grade   Lean Meat Yield   Age to Market
      9S       675 lbs.    AAA          60%     16 months
     11S       771 lbs.    AAA          56%     16 months
     14S       786 lbs.    AAA          57%     16 months
     17S       740 lbs.    AAA          58%     15 months
     26S       810 lbs.    AAA          57%     15 months


Final Results of Maritime Beef Value Discovery Project:

     Final Results
     Maritime Beef Value Discovery Project 2006/2007
          Twin Maple
      Steers
              Averages
 Number of head          5        4         5        3        5        4       3        5        5       4  
 Breed Type  AngusX  Hereford/
 Shorthorn
   Salers   Hereford   Shorthorn    Angus   Hereford  SimmentalX    Angus  SimmentalX  
 Feedlot Data                      
 Initial wt, lb     833     711     673     711       708      711      604      685     696      577        691
 Final wt, lb   1471   1474   1452   1498     1414    1458    1393     1418    1452    1423      1445
 Days on feed     190     216     259     240       220     273      259      261     266      284        247
 ADG, lb      3.3     3.3      2.9      3.3        3.2      3.0      3.0       2.8      2.8       2.9         3.0
 Feed/Gain ratio      5.0     5.2      5.3      4.9        5.0      5.6      5.3       5.9      5.9       5.7         5.4
 Economic Data                      
 Feed Cost, $/hd     312     352     373     392       352      408      391       367      378       412         374
Total Yardage, $/hd       95     108     129     120       110      136      129       131      133       142         123
 Marketing cost/hd       56       55       55       55         54       55        54         54        55         55           55
 Total cost, $/hd     462     515     557     567       516      600      575       551      566       609         552
Total gain cost $/lb  $0.77  $0.74  $0.75  $0.72    $0.73   $0.86   $0.73    $0.75   $0.75    $0.74      $0.75
 Average sale price, $/carcass   1375   1285   1209   1205     1266    1155    1167     1122    1151     1132       1207
 Return to cow/calf, $/head     913     770     651     638       750      555      592       570      585       523         655
Feeder price, $/lb    0.94    1.10    1.08    1.01      1.01      0.92     1.08      0.96     1.08      1.28        1.05
 Feeder value, $     782     781     728     718       714       657      654       655      752       741         718
 Net Return, $/head   $130   ($11)   ($77)   ($80)       $36   ($102)    ($62)     ($85)   ($167)    ($218)       ($63)
 Average carcass price, $/lb    1.72    1.64    1.53    1.54      1.67     1.46     1.52      1.49     1.47      1.44        1.55
 Breakeven carcass value, $/lb    1.55    1.65    1.63    1.64      1.63     1.59     1.60      1.60     1.69      1.71        1.65
 Carcass Data                      
 Dressing %       57       56      57       55        56       57       58        56       57        51          56
 Carcass weight, lb     801     785     789      781      756      792      769       753      781       789         780
 Lean Meat Yield %       57       57       57       56        58       55       59        57       57        60          57

 % Prime      0       0       0       0        0        0        0         0       20         0           2
 % AAA     40       0      80      33      100       75       66        60       80        75          61
 % AA     60      75      20      66        0       25        0        40        0        25          31
 % A      0      25       0       0        0        0       33         0        0         0           6

 % Yield Grade 1
 >58% Lean Meat Yield
    40      25      40      34       20       25       33        20       20        75          33
 % Yield Grade 2
 54-58% Lean Meat Yield
    40      75      60      33       80       25       67        80       80        25          57
 % Yield Grade 3
 <54% Lean Meat Yield
    20       0       0      33        0       50        0         0        0         0          10



Carcass Cut on the Twin Maple Steers
(weight of each cut in pounds) - information on 17S temporarily lost in system - hope to be recovered soon.

                             
Tattoo # of steer         9S           17S           11S          26S          14S  
    MVD     MVD     MVD      MVD     MVD  
Animal Number   44165 10       47023 11         41166 12     47083 13       41164 14  
Ship wt   1313         1376           1463        1495         1437    
Dressing %    54.1          56.6            55.5         57.0          57.6    
Hot Weight 675     740     771     810     786    
Grade AAA     AAA     AAA     AAA     AAA    
Lean Meat Yield 60     58     56     57     57    
Side 1  Side 2   Side 1 Side 2   Side 1  Side 2   Side 1 Side 2   Side 1  Side 2  
Plate 20.50 21.78         31.64 31.06   31.33 31.06   31.06 31.90  
Braising Rib 7.39 6.95         9.37 8.62   10.87 10.60   9.15 17.07  
skirts 4.31 5.10         5.37 9.68   8.45 6.25   5.63 5.59  
Prim Rib 18.13 19.80         22.70 23.14   25.92 25.12   22.75 24.07  
Brisket 23.01 23.72         27.15 27.72   26.93 29.83   27.28 24.38  
Cross Rib 32.25 35.99         35.73 37.27   30.49 32.52   41.71 38.90  
Blade 32.60 31.55         38.76 37.44   42.72 40.26   37.49 40.79  
Neck 14.30 16.10         16.15 19.93   7.66 9.72   17.82 17.82  
Shank 22.27 18.15         23.72 21.08   21.03 22.53   23.32 22.09  
Striploin 17.91 17.38         15.93 14.12         16.90 18.57  
Shortloin                   23.98 24.02        
Flank 25.30 26.73         29.59 26.53   29.70 28.27   25.30 25.17  
Tenderloin 7.70 8.34         6.25 6.31         7.70 8.38  
Butt Tender                   4.40 4.16        
Knuckle 14.61 13.13         14.63 10.96   15.51 15.55   15.40 15.64  
Sirloin 17.82 19.29         20.61 18.11   19.03 20.90   22.00 21.41  
Inside Round 19.71 20.33         22.46 21.93   23.80 22.42   23.34 22.02  
Eye of Round 6.07 5.21         6.05 5.98   7.15 7.66   6.71 6.80  
Outside Round 16.17 15.00         17.25 15.18   17.93 18.02   17.78 17.73  
Shank 8.62 9.64         10.45 11.24   19.80 19.89   11.20 11.29  

 



The initial results of the Twin Maple steers (all sired by our senior herd sire Muridale Grecko 18P) are
as follows:

Steer ID       Born Wt. Oct.31    Nov. 14    Hip Ht.    Frame   Jan.10/07  71 Day Gain    ADG
     9S    Jan 22/06     695      748     49.5       6.2      847     152 lbs     2.14
    11S    Jan 30/06     779      823     51.0       7.1      917     139 lbs     1.95
    14S    Feb 03/06     722      748     50.0       6.7      882     161 lbs     2.26
    17S    Feb 24/06     690      748     47.75       5.9      849     158 lbs     2.23
    26S    Apr 02/06     667      711     50.25       7.8      816     150 lbs     2.11


Comparison of pens and ranking for initial Average Daily Gain on Backgrounding Ration:

        Pen #        Composition of Steers   71 Day ADG      Rank

       #5         Shorthorn      2.14       1st.
       #2         Angus      2.14       1st.
       #3         Hereford X      2.07       3rd.
       #8         Simm X      1.74       4th.
       #7         Hereford      1.72       5th.
       #4         Salers      1.65       6th.
       #10         Simmental      1.61       7th.
       #9         Angus X      1.50       8th.
       #6         Angus      1.28       9th.


After the Jan.10th. weigh, steers were switched to a finishing ration consisting of 40% Potato Waste,
40% Barley, and 20% grass sileage adjusted to a dry matter basis. Steers were weighed again 28 days
later on Feb.07th. Our Shorthorn steers (Muridale Grecko 18P sons) posted the following results:

 

Steer ID      Born  In Wt. Oct.31   Frame     Jan.10th    Feb.07th   28 day gain  28 day ADG
     9S   Jan.22/06        695 lbs      6.2      847 lbs     977 lbs       130 lbs      4.64 lbs
   11S   Jan.30/06        779 lbs      7.1      917 lbs   1087 lbs       170 lbs      6.07 lbs
   14S   Feb.03/06        772 lbs      6.7      882 lbs   1016 lbs       134 lbs      4.79 lbs
   17S   Feb.24/06        690 lbs      5.9      849 lbs     975 lbs       126 lbs      4.50 lbs
   26S   Apr.02/06        667 lbs      7.8      816 lbs     986 lbs       170 lbs      6.07 lbs


Comparison of pens and ranking for initial 28 day Average Daily Gain on Finishing Ration:
 

    Pen #  Composition of Steers  28 day ADG
    Rank
 
    #3     Hereford X     5.52 lbs        1st.
    #5     Shorthorn     5.21 lbs        2nd.
    #2     Angus     5.21 lbs        2nd.
    #9     Angus X     4.89 lbs        4th.
    #8     Simm X     4.83 lbs        5th.
    #7     Hereford     4.80 lbs        6th.
    #10     Simmental     4.78 lbs        7th.
    #4     Salers     4.75 lbs        8th.
    #6     Angus     4.56 lbs        9th.


 

     

                                                 Jim and Lynn Poole
                                              Twin Maple Shorthorns
                                      Middle Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia
                                                   (902) 384-2964