Our purchases of cattle are based on performance. If you
become a supplier, we start building a history of performance on your cattle
both live performance and carcass performance. Those two data sets are the
drivers for creating a pricing model your cattle. Each group of cattle is assigned a rating in two important categories: 1) live animal performance; and 2) carcass performance.
We make adjustments to those ratings based on seasonality, implant programs, and
background feeding regime.