Price paid for feeders and cost of gain are the two big items in returns from feeding cattle. Here is an analysis of this season's cattle feeding prospects and a worksheet for figuring cost of gain and feed requirements.
Stoneberg, E. G.; Zmolek, W. G.; and Futrell, Gene
"Feeding Cattle for Profit,"
Iowa Farm Science: Vol. 19
, Article 2.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmscience/vol19/iss3/2