Steer Profitability


Come one, come all!  All Breeds Welcome!

The AJSA Steer Profitability Competition (SPC) is designed to provide junior members mean­ingful exposure to the opportunities and challenges associated with cattle feeding. 


2023-2024 Calf Data

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The SPC will not only allow participants to measure and compare the profitability of their own animal(s), but of greater importance, it will introduce young beef enthusiasts to peers, mentors, industry advocates, and experiences that are exceedingly difficult to acquire for any beef producer. Participants in the SPC program will be powerful voices as they transition from junior membership to adult participation within the beef industry.


1) All steers on GrowSafe feed intake system throughout the entire project.
2) Individual intake and gain information on all steers.
3) Monthly weights on all steers.
4) Steers will be fed at University of Missouri Beef. Research & Teaching Farm in Columbia, MO.
5) A monthly newsletter highlighting SPC details, industry news, and steer performance.
6) Monthly bill detailing specific expenses on each steer.


  1. Entry fee of $65/ head
  2. Feedlot placement approximately Nov. 1
  3. All decisions at the discretion of feedlot
  4. Harvest will occur approximately June 2024
  5. Participation in monthly e-meetings
  6. Entrant will receive reports on:
    • Monthly feed and health bill
    • Final feedyard data
    • Final carcass performance data

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  1. Steers only
  2. Entrant must be an AJSA or IGS-affiliate member
  3. Animals must be entered in the ASA database
  4. Either sire or dam on file in the ASA database
  5. Birthdate range: 1/15/23 to 4/15/23
  6. Weaning date range: 8/15/23 to 10/15/23
  7. Castration must occur prior to weaning
  8. Steers must weigh 500 - 750 lbs at delivery
  9. Steers must be polled or dehorned
  10. Any breed composition is welcome if they meet rules 1-9.

Continued This Year

Different monthly feedback formats
  • Short easy questions with prompts
  • Infographic or social media post
  • Half-page to a one-page summary
  • Short online quiz tailored to participant age
Please, direct questions to or
call 406-587-4531.