We offer our producers the opportunity to market their cattle in special sales when certain value-added practices have been utilized. These practices can include health programs, optional feeding programs, weaning and individual identification. Most of these programs require castration of bulls; heifers guaranteed open and dehorned. The industry desires these value-added cattle and will pay a premium.
Guidelines to enrolling cattle in the JRS Value-Added Programs
- Producers must send in proof of purchase and send in completed JRS Value-Added form one week prior to sale date.
- Producers must apply an approved visual tag.
|JRS Calf-Vac Sourced:
|Calves must be born on producer’s farm and given one round of shots within six weeks prior to sale date. These calves can be weaned but must still wear the calf-vac tag.|
|JRS Wean-Vac 45 Sourced:
|Calves must be born on producer's farm and given two rounds of shots. The second round booters must be given 2-5 weeks after the first round, modified-live vaccine is recommended for the booster shot. Cattle must be weaned for a minimum of 45 days.|
|JRS Wean-Vac 45 Non-sourced:
|Calves must be given two rounds of shots with the second round booster given 2-5 weeks after the first round, modified-live vaccine is recommended for the booster shot. These calves must be weaned a minimum of 45 days. This program is for stocker cattle that are purchased and weaned for a minimum of 45 days.|