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Feedlot Genetics

DeRouchey Cattle Company genetics are your leading choice to produce fast gaining and efficient cattle that will maximize your bottom line. We are equally proud of the carcass quality of the feedlot cattle from DeRouchey genetics that will help you reach your goals in returning the most dollars on the rail.

Do you want to raise feedlot cattle that look like this?

Overall AMAA Feeding Trial results from 2003 and 2004 – Final growth and carcass data from 58 head of steer calves from DCC bull customers include:

Live weight – 1244 lb
ADG – 3.0 lb/d
Yield Grade – 2.9
Ribeye area – 12.8 in˛
Choice – 62%
Select – 38%

2003 National Maine-Anjou Steer Feeding Trial
Bull customers of DCC claimed the Champion Overall and co-Reserve Champion Overall pen-of-five honors. The Champion Pen of steers was sired by a Polled Energizer son, while the Reserve Champion pen had steers sired by sons of Direct Deposit, DCC Northern Style, and Specialist. Also, the Champion individual steer overall from Ben Miller's consignment was sired by a Polled Energizer son. Congratulations to DCC customers for their successes with progeny from DCC bulls.

Click to view information on our 2005 “Annual "Optimum" Maine Anjou Bull Sale Result"

I collected carcass data on 44 head of DeRouchey cattle at Swift and Co. in Grand Island, NE. I found these to be an outstanding set of cattle. This pen of steers graded 87% Prime and Choice with an average hot carcass weight of 792 lbs., a ribeye area of 13 sq. inches, and a USDA yield grade of only 2.3. This pen also went 38% CAB. I rarely see this percentage with an average yield grade so low. I collect carcass data on the rail of over 30,000 head per year. This was one of the top loads this year...a powerful set of genetics."

-Liz Senn, Diamond S Consulting

Actual photos of the steers described by Liz:  

Tag 658:
REA 15.0; YG 2; QG: Choice+

Tag 633:
REA 13.5; YG 2; QG: Prime
Another set of 54 head kill data sired by DeRouchey genetics: 81.4% Prime and Choice; 64.8% Dressing percentage; 14.12 Ribeye Area, and 100% Yield Grade 1, 2, and 3.

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Invest in DeRouchey Cattle Company Maine-Anjou genetics to return the most profit to your cow-calf, backgrounding or feedlot operation.


Additional data from the American Maine Anjou Association from 344 head of mixed steers and heifers in the Maine Anjou/Gelbvieh Alliance:

Average Live Wt.: 1196 lbs
Average Carcass Wt.: 760 lbs
Average Dress %: 63.6%
Prime and Choice: 68%
Yield Grade 1, 2, & 3:100%
Premium: $17.66/head

Please contact Fred DeRouchey about marketing options with your Maine Anjou cattle or Dave Steen, the American Maine Anjou Commercial Marketing Director, at 816-431-9950. For more Maine Anjou carcass information, visit


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