Chapman Family Ranch

Steers at the Hondo Creek Feed Lot

The Chapman Family Ranch (CFR) sent a group of steers to the Hondo Creek Feed Lot at Edroy, Texas, just north of Corpus Christi.

The Hondo Creek Feed Lot feeds a mixture of corn, distillers grain (refined corn), cotton seed, cotton seed hulls, and day old bread and tortillas.  These are basically the same things that people eat.

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Comparison of  CFR steers fed at the Hondo Creek Feed Lot to Steers Processed by the Kane Meat Packing Plant .

Dressed

  • CFR Average  =  66.46%
  • Kane Plant Average  =  62.5%

Graded Choice

  • CFR Average  =  79.58%
  • Kane Plant Average  =  43.00%

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Other Statistics

  • Feed Conversion  =   5.94
  • Cost of Gain  =  0.5846 per pound
  • Hospital Stays  =  none
  • Average Total Gain Per Head for Entire Stay  =  563 pounds
  • Average Gain Per Head Per Day  =   3.61 pounds
  • Cattle Sold on the Rail Yielded  =  $1.03 per pound