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Stocker Cattle Contracts

There are several issues to consider when a cattle producer hires a stocker feeder after the progeny are weaned.  Besides the payment terms and term, example issues include the following:

1.  Feed and nutrition (including pasture quality and supplemental vitamins and nutrients);

2.  Animal health (including vaccinations, veterinary care, deworming for internal parasites); and,

3.  Control of pests (e.g., insecticides, fly control).

It’s rare but some stocker cattle contracts there can be promises made for average daily gain (“ADG”).

"This blog is for informational purposes only and is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. It is recommended that you speak to an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction before relying on the information in this blog."

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