Stockyard Research

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Stocker Cattle 
Beef cattle farming is Tennessee’s top agricultural commodity. Some producers provide a valuable service by running “stocker” or “backgrounding” operations.


Recent Publications

USDA's analysis of costs and benefits of Packers and Stockyards rule Ray, D. E., and H. D. Schaffer.  2012.  MidAmerica Farmer Grower, 33(2). January 13, 2012.

Economic Impacts of Hardin County Stockyard.  Menard, R. J., B. C. English, K. L. Jensen, and D. McLemore.  2008.  AIM-AG Report to Southwest Tennessee Development District. September 2008.