A large number of Holstein bull (steer) calves are produced by the dairy industry. Producers who purchase these calves should understand that depending on the production strategy employed, the economic outcome could be quite broad. Dairy beef calves that are intensively managed, using aggressive feeding strategies to achieve high levels of efficiency, increase the opportunity for profitability.
ZoBell, D. R., "An Accelerated Feeding Study for Dairy Beef Steers" (2001). All Archived Publications. Paper 1038.