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prices up

Postby angus9259 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:33 pm

Prices are trending up here. Slaughter cows have picked up a dime and 5 wts are crowding $1.60 at this last sale.

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Postby True Grit Farms » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:47 pm

That's a little better than here, I averaged $740. a head last week at the sale barn. I'm expecting 3 times that tomorrow at the UGA bred heifer sale...hopefully.
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Re: prices up

Postby Dave » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:01 pm

Some things appear to be up. Others maybe not. Last week I bought 14 pairs. 12 black cows and 2 reds. All with 150 pound black calves. Three first calf heifers, five mid aged cows, and six broken mouth cows. All the old cows don't look their age. Great udders, good feet, just missing a tooth or two. Averaged weighing about 1,200. I paid $1,078 a head.

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Re: prices up

Postby True Grit Farms » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:39 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:That's a little better than here, I averaged $740. a head last week at the sale barn. I'm expecting 3 times that tomorrow at the UGA bred heifer sale...hopefully.


You can only get what someone is willing to pay. My 3 times the sale barn price didn't work out so well. We didn't even adverage twice as much as the sale barn, and had to pay $500. to the test station for feed and breeding.
We broke even at best.
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Re: prices up

Postby angus9259 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:56 pm

I just sold a couple bred heifers off the farm. Nice animals just outside my calving window. $1500 each. Seemed low but I wanted to move them. They aren't due till Dec 1. Maybe I shouldn't complain.....

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Re: prices up

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:12 pm

angus9259 wrote:I just sold a couple bred heifers off the farm. Nice animals just outside my calving window. $1500 each. Seemed low but I wanted to move them. They aren't due till Dec 1. Maybe I shouldn't complain.....


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Re: prices up

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:13 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:That's a little better than here, I averaged $740. a head last week at the sale barn. I'm expecting 3 times that tomorrow at the UGA bred heifer sale...hopefully.


You can only get what someone is willing to pay. My 3 times the sale barn price didn't work out so well. We didn't even adverage twice as much as the sale barn, and had to pay $500. to the test station for feed and breeding.
We broke even at best.


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Re: prices up

Postby True Grit Farms » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:28 pm

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:That's a little better than here, I averaged $740. a head last week at the sale barn. I'm expecting 3 times that tomorrow at the UGA bred heifer sale...hopefully.


You can only get what someone is willing to pay. My 3 times the sale barn price didn't work out so well. We didn't even adverage twice as much as the sale barn, and had to pay $500. to the test station for feed and breeding.
We broke even at best.


What went wrong?


You can only get what someone is willing to pay. I was shocked, humble pie taste like crap. $2,400 was the highest selling heifer and only 17 out of a 110 heifers sold for more than $2,000. And three sold for only $850.
Every heifer was confirmed bred either by AI or natural service for 100+ days. And every heifer was DNA tested for defects, disease and pelvic scored.
Cows are good, more cows are better.

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Re: prices up

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:29 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:
You can only get what someone is willing to pay. My 3 times the sale barn price didn't work out so well. We didn't even adverage twice as much as the sale barn, and had to pay $500. to the test station for feed and breeding.
We broke even at best.


What went wrong?


You can only get what someone is willing to pay. I was shocked, humble pie taste like crap. $2,400 was the highest selling heifer and only 17 out of a 110 heifers sold for more than $2,000. And three sold for only $850.
Every heifer was confirmed bred either by AI or natural service for 100+ days. And every heifer was DNA tested for defects, disease and pelvic scored.


I'm sorry to hear that.
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Re: prices up

Postby True Grit Farms » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:41 pm

It could of been worse, one man bought 21 and probably bid on 60+ head. Without him there we'd of been hamburger.
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Re: prices up

Postby jd720 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:34 pm

I noticed there were 2 annual dispersal sales around here that they didn`t even have this year due to the low prices at last years sales. I believe they chose to consign some of their animals to other sales instead of hosting their own. There`s so much overhead to have the sale but as you said they only bring what someone will bid and sometimes on lesser quality animals it can be a loosing proposition with the added cost.

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Re: prices up

Postby farmerjan » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:41 am

Breds here at just one of the regular sales are averaging less than $1000. Sold about 40 head, some with calves, and they didn't bring much, again prices averaged less than $1000 a pair. It has been rather dry here, although calling for some decent rain these next few days, but people are looking at the steer & heifer markets, and the forecasts of prices not getting any better and maybe dropping a bit, and they just aren't wanting to take any gambles. We are going to lose 2 places to sale of the properties, so aren't going to invest in any extras. I think we are in for a couple of barely break even years....

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Re: prices up

Postby greybeard » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:43 am

True Grit Farms wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:
You can only get what someone is willing to pay. My 3 times the sale barn price didn't work out so well. We didn't even adverage twice as much as the sale barn, and had to pay $500. to the test station for feed and breeding.
We broke even at best.


What went wrong?


You can only get what someone is willing to pay. I was shocked, humble pie taste like crap. $2,400 was the highest selling heifer and only 17 out of a 110 heifers sold for more than $2,000. And three sold for only $850.
Every heifer was confirmed bred either by AI or natural service for 100+ days. And every heifer was DNA tested for defects, disease and pelvic scored.


Things sure have gone down since 2015, but.......
What were prices like back when ya'll had the bad drought a few years ago? 2012 maybe?
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Re: prices up

Postby 1982vett » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:12 pm

Bought a few exposed 3 to 5 year olds recently. Bottom was $680, top $770. These were selling for 2 grand just a while back.

Sold a few 6 month old heifers and got $710 for them. Feeling pretty good about that swap.
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Re: prices up

Postby True Grit Farms » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:08 pm

greybeard wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
What went wrong?


You can only get what someone is willing to pay. I was shocked, humble pie taste like crap. $2,400 was the highest selling heifer and only 17 out of a 110 heifers sold for more than $2,000. And three sold for only $850.
Every heifer was confirmed bred either by AI or natural service for 100+ days. And every heifer was DNA tested for defects, disease and pelvic scored.


Things sure have gone down since 2015, but.......
What were prices like back when ya'll had the bad drought a few years ago? 2012 maybe?


I don't know Greybeard, I was selling everything at the sale barn till the bottom fell out in the fall of 2015.
Cows are good, more cows are better.


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