Graph of the net margin from selling pastured 965 lb yearlings vs. 725 lb backgrounders. X-axis represents the price for 725 lb backgrounders sold in spring, starting at $1.60, increasing in $0.20 increments to $3.20, and Y-axis represents the net margin from yearlings ($/hd), starting at -$400/hd, increasing in $100/hd increments to $800/hd. Five diagonal lines represent yearlings at various prices ranging from $1.40/lb to $2.20/lb in $0.20/lb increments. Lines are distributed in bottom left portion of graph and begin at the top left, decreasing toward the bottom right.

2015 Decision Guide for Marketing Calves, Backgrounders or Pastured Yearlings