Sale Barn Prices

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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby No Rest Farm » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:13 am

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No Rest Farm wrote:I'm going to sell a few more tomorrow if I can catch them.


I was going to come but I gotta get a load of steel in the morning probably. If I decide not to I will meet you there if you buy me some hogs :lol:

I can buy all day if you are writing the check lol
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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby farmerjan » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:02 pm

Got the check in front of me and the heifers did better than I realized. 375 wts 1.31; group of 6@ 450 wt 1.51; 3 @ 500 wt 1.35; 2 @ 680 1.30. Got .50 for an old cow 955lbs ; .58, .59, and .60 for 3 open heifers @ 1030 to 1065 lbs and .38 for the longhorn 720lbs. We were pretty happy with it. Better than last fall prices. Maybe going to take a few more this Friday, but most likely next Friday for sure.
One of my dairy farmers was telling me that the milk truck driver was telling him that there are 6 farms that will be going out for sure; It is getting down to squeeze time with the lenders. There will be alot of cull cows going if there is no better market for these springing heifers and young fresh cows. You can't raise them and get them into the milking herd for the 1,000 to 1,200 that these heifers are bringing.
Gonna get ugly I'm afraid. Sad to work hard all your life and have cows worth less than they were 5 or 10 or 15 years ago.
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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby SmokinM » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:28 pm

Glad they did good for you Jan. Is the line better at Staunton now? I quit going because of the wait to unload. Sell some at Lynchburg and some at Shenandoah in Harrisonburg. Going there Saturday with a load.

Dairymen have a hard row to hoe right now with milk prices what they are. All but gone around here, a lot of work for no reward. Easier to sell the land and count the money or ride around in a combine if you still have the farm bug.
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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby True Grit Farms » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:59 pm

farmerjan wrote:Got the check in front of me and the heifers did better than I realized. 375 wts 1.31; group of 6@ 450 wt 1.51; 3 @ 500 wt 1.35; 2 @ 680 1.30. Got .50 for an old cow 955lbs ; .58, .59, and .60 for 3 open heifers @ 1030 to 1065 lbs and .38 for the longhorn at 720lbs. We were pretty happy with it. Better than last fall prices. Maybe going to take a few more this Friday, but most likely next Friday for sure.
One of my dairy farmers was telling me that the milk truck driver was telling him that there are 6 farms that will be going out for sure; It is getting down to squeeze time with the lenders. There will be alot of cull cows going if there is no better market for these springing heifers and young fresh cows. You can't raise them and get them into the milking herd for the 1,000 to 1,200 that these heifers are bringing.
Gonna get ugly I'm afraid. Sad to work hard all your life and have cows worth less than they were 5 or 10 or 15 years ago.


Longhorns are cheap to get in with and cheap when you get out.
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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby farmerjan » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:19 pm

Yeah, the longhorn was just one of those things, Got her and her heifer calf for less than 500. about a year or so ago. Figured I would sell her calf to a few that do some roping around here but they wanted her at 3 months for less than 200 and I said no. The cow bred right back and if she had had a live calf would still be here. Still have the heifer, she will be my "lawn ornament". Has a nice set of horns, very ladylike and doesn't use them on anyone. Got 260 out of the cow so the calf is worth the other half of what they cost.
Lines have been very short at Staunton but will get longer when we get into March and April. We do go to the barn at 4 am to load and get there by 5-530. Was first in line last week and 3 more came in before we left. Then when we go back at 12 or 1 it is dwindling down if any line. It will get crazier by mid March. And if prices fall, they will get really long real fast as people try to unload before the bottom falls out. Hope that doesn't happen, but I want to be shut of as much as we can that is for sale before then. Got 70 cows just starting to calve and 20 heifers ready to start and I don't want to deal with selling when the weather is getting nice. Or prices are coming off. Maybe it will hold, and I hope for everyone it does.......

Good luck at H'burg on Sat.
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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby farmerjan » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:23 pm

Where are you located SmokinM ?
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Postby Stocker Steve » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:55 pm

farmerjan wrote: One of my dairy farmers was telling me that the milk truck driver was telling him that there are 6 farms that will be going out for sure; It is getting down to squeeze time with the lenders. There will be alot of cull cows going if there is no better market for these springing heifers and young fresh cows. You can't raise them and get them into the milking herd for the 1,000 to 1,200 that these heifers are bringing.


Milk truck drivers are in the know. Recent joke is that the lenders have calculated a "zero date" for each customer - - when their equity goes to xxxx. "Small" dairies are going out here, but milk production is still going up. I think purchasing corn silage below total cost is propping up some of the expanding industrial dairies.

Some talking heads are predicting "high" corn grain prices within 3 years, as the Chinese government ramps up ethanol production to improve air quality in their cities. What will happen in the commodity beef industry when corn goes back over $5/bushel ?
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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby Txpiney » Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:52 pm

Sold a few steers a couple weeks ago and was happy with the prices.

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They were sold at Kirbyville auction barn.
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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby True Grit Farms » Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:28 pm

Txpiney wrote:Sold a few steers a couple weeks ago and was happy with the prices.

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They were sold at Kirbyville auction barn.


Hopefully CB will see this and realize to pay attention. What was last year or 40 years ago isn't what's happening today. That's the problem with believing what you hear and not what you see.
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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby ddd75 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:04 pm

Stocker Steve wrote:
farmerjan wrote: One of my dairy farmers was telling me that the milk truck driver was telling him that there are 6 farms that will be going out for sure; It is getting down to squeeze time with the lenders. There will be alot of cull cows going if there is no better market for these springing heifers and young fresh cows. You can't raise them and get them into the milking herd for the 1,000 to 1,200 that these heifers are bringing.


Milk truck drivers are in the know. Recent joke is that the lenders have calculated a "zero date" for each customer - - when their equity goes to xxxx. "Small" dairies are going out here, but milk production is still going up. I think purchasing corn silage below total cost is propping up some of the expanding industrial dairies.

Some talking heads are predicting "high" corn grain prices within 3 years, as the Chinese government ramps up ethanol production to improve air quality in their cities. What will happen in the commodity beef industry when corn goes back over $5/bushel ?

record corn yields year over year.. I don't see higher grain prices anytime soon. but its all up to the weather.
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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby Caustic Burno » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:13 pm

Got 67.50 on kill cows today.
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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby Brute 23 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:08 pm

Saw some #450-ish bull calves bring around 1.75 last week. There was nothing special about them. I would sell every one I had if I had any.
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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby pricefarm » Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:56 pm

I bought two cow calf pairs yesterday. The cows where black 4 years old with calves about 2 months old. The cows are thin probably weigh around 1000#s. Got them for 950$ each.
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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby Caustic Burno » Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:01 pm

pricefarm wrote:I bought two cow calf pairs yesterday. The cows where black 4 years old with calves about 2 months old. The cows are thin probably weigh around 1000#s. Got them for 950$ each.


Bought 2x8 Brangus today for 950.
Very few cows at the barn and virtually no back to the farm buyers.
To wet for most people to work cattle here.
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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby LDEnterprises » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:02 am

I thought we got along pretty good last week. Got hammered on a few light heifers but i was expecting that.

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