What is the Growth Model?

Projected cattle weights are affected by many factors. The Performance Beef Growth Model accounts for many of them to better estimate projected weight and other key values. Learn more about the Growth Model and how you may be given access below.

    On standard Performance Beef accounts, projected weight and other performance values are calculated based on the custom Rate of Gain value entered for each group. 

    With the addition of the Growth Model the following factors are taken into account to calculate an estimated projected weight and related performance values: 

          • Local Temperature
          • Net Energy for Maintenance (NEm)
          • Net Energy for Gain (NEg)
          • Dry Matter Intake
          • Current Weight
          • Breed
          • Gender
          • Cattle Condition
          • Custom Efficiency Factor


    The Growth Model is a beneficial tool for both you and your trusted advisors to analyze trends in feed efficiencies, costs and cattle performance. For this additional tool, we encourage you to get in touch with your nutritionist or contact the Customer Success team using the information below. 


    Our Customer Success team is here to help. If you have questions, contact us by calling 515-337-2187 or email us at support@cattlekrush.com. Be sure to take advantage of our complete resource library and how-to videos created to help you succeed.


    Navigating Feedlot Analytics Utilize the Analytics tab to visualize feeding accuracy, cattle performance and much more.

    Sharing Your Account - Read this article to learn how to share your account with family, nutritionists, vets, feed hands and other trusted advisors.

    Entering Check Weights to Adjust Base on Growth Model - Adjust the projected weight on a group by entering check weights