they need to be separated. if feed is cheap enough it will work for ya. increased age and bone weight .
but if you cannot keep your inputs low enough on the feed it may not be cost effective. theyre gonna have shrink even if they hit the scale the day after weaning.. if ya can make it pay by keeping your costs low itll work. I can do it with citrus pellets because I get them cheap enough. I expect some can do it just on grass but that's a product of genetics mostly
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sooner or later im gonna be all beefmasters...probly be later