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Preconditioning calf programs, while not new, are becoming more prevalent. They provide benefits to cow-calf producers while adding value for feeder cattle buyers. However, questions remain regarding the marginal returns from marketing preconditioned calves exceeds the marginal costs for preconditioning. This paper reports estimates from two models to determine the premium paid by feeder cattle buyers for preconditioned calves in the Oklahoma Quality Beef Network (OQBN) program. One modeldoi:10.22004/ag.econ.18973 fatcat:4x2gsv5x2jashmyqlmk52pxnrq