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Re: Sold a few today.

Post by Stocker Steve » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:48 pm

The sale today was a wreck. Some yearlings sold OK, but calves were down 30 to 40 cents from last week. Two local traders were bragging that they sold out last week. One sold calves a month early, and the other sold all his cows and calves.

Now seeing some dispersals. Usually small herds of 15 to 25 cows. I spoke to two owners. They said they were out of grass and it was time to retire. I was tempted by a couple of their bred wf cows, but my calculator said they would lose money with current hay and calf prices...

Shiny black heifer calves were U$S 500 to 600. Sell the bred cow for $1,000 and retain a $550 heifer calf? :cowboy:


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Re: Sold a few today.

Post by Double R Ranch » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:52 pm

Stocker Steve wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:48 pm
The sale today was a wreck. Some yearlings sold OK, but calves were down 30 to 40 cents from last week. Two local traders were bragging that they sold out last week. One sold calves a month early, and the other sold all his cows and calves.

Now seeing some dispersals. Usually small herds of 15 to 25 cows. I spoke to two owners. They said they were out of grass and it was time to retire. I was tempted by a couple of their bred wf cows, but my calculator said they would lose money with current hay and calf prices...

Shiny black heifer calves were U$S 500 to 600. Sell the bred cow for $1,000 and retain a $550 heifer calf? :cowboy:
Wow! Wonder what is driving the market down. Trying to decide if we should sell our calves or not...... Now i'm really torn.

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Re: Sold a few today.

Post by Stocker Steve » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:40 pm

Greed and fear move most markets.
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Re: Sold a few today.

Post by Nesikep » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:08 am

Just got the check for my 2 cows.. one was 1010 lbs and $85cwt (she looked like a can of smashed arseholes), one was 1200 and $83cwt, decent looking but nothing special, both open/cull
Bull got $1.06 and was 2250 lbs
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Re: Sold a few today.

Post by Nesikep » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:19 am

Prolapse cow, the 1200 lb one
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This one didn't breed back well, just never really had enough appetite to keep up with her milk, that's her calf with her at about 160 days, not too shabby but don't like the build of either of them.. definitely wasn't a hard choice!
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