Is now a good time to buy?

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Re: Is now a good time to buy?

Postby skyhightree1 » Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:50 am

ClinchValley wrote:I expect things to get even cheaper in this area. Due to drought and poor hay harvests I expect people to be forced to cut numbers.

As angus9259 said, it's going to be a lot of junk. I doubt my ability to sort through the junk so I have been buying off the farm. Getting good(my opinion) youngish breds for less than $1000. Got a nice 3 n 1 Simmi for $900 and 16 rolls of hay.

I have hit the pause button myself, in hopes they get even cheaper. Hopefully i didn't pull the trigger too soon on what i have brought home…

Skyhightree1 - How did hay do in VA this year?


Clinch it was ok good years get 3 cuttings this year got 2 cuttings but the second cutting was not anything to brag about just enough to say you got a 2nd cutting. We are still dry have been since august really. I am figuring here Nov-Jan will be our cheapest months here.
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Re: Is now a good time to buy?

Postby Stocker Steve » Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:15 pm

Cross-7 wrote:Sale today thin weigh cows @.40
Fleshy weigh cows @ .55
SS 2nd and 3rd trimester around 800


Sold an old cow for U$S 0.45/lb last week. Got a bunch of cows I will part with for $ 800 :banana:
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Re: Is now a good time to buy?

Postby Dave » Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:26 pm

Could have easily filled a pot load with older solid mouth cows spring calving cows and averaged less then $800 last week.
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Re: Is now a good time to buy?

Postby BK9954 » Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:28 pm

Yep I am not buying until the smoke clears. I have some bull calves to feed and ween over the winter. I will sell them in spring and will look at heifers then.
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Re: Is now a good time to buy?

Postby skyhightree1 » Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:57 am

BK9954 wrote:Yep I am not buying until the smoke clears. I have some bull calves to feed and ween over the winter. I will sell them in spring and will look at heifers then.


Nows a great time to buy especially folks that don't want to winter a lot of cattle cause of a hay shortage etc... I wouldn't wait
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Re: Is now a good time to buy?

Postby BK9954 » Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:13 am

skyhightree1 wrote:
BK9954 wrote:Yep I am not buying until the smoke clears. I have some bull calves to feed and ween over the winter. I will sell them in spring and will look at heifers then.


Nows a great time to buy especially folks that don't want to winter a lot of cattle cause of a hay shortage etc... I wouldn't wait

If you look at the thread about why prices are down, thats why I am waiting. May not pay off next year.
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Re: Is now a good time to buy?

Postby skyhightree1 » Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:02 am

BK9954 wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:
BK9954 wrote:Yep I am not buying until the smoke clears. I have some bull calves to feed and ween over the winter. I will sell them in spring and will look at heifers then.


Nows a great time to buy especially folks that don't want to winter a lot of cattle cause of a hay shortage etc... I wouldn't wait

If you look at the thread about why prices are down, thats why I am waiting. May not pay off next year.


No time like the present... Tomorrow isn't promised
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Re: Is now a good time to buy?

Postby midTN_Brangusman » Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:10 am

skyhightree1 wrote:
BK9954 wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:
Nows a great time to buy especially folks that don't want to winter a lot of cattle cause of a hay shortage etc... I wouldn't wait

If you look at the thread about why prices are down, thats why I am waiting. May not pay off next year.


No time like the present... Tomorrow isn't promised


Well said sky, Im buying as many 7-8 weight black heifers as I can get my hands on!
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Re: Is now a good time to buy?

Postby BK9954 » Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:20 am

After the election all bets are off. Tomorrow isn't promised. Some of my cows are still open. Making me question my herd sire. I might need to save my pennies for another bull.
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Re: Is now a good time to buy?

Postby BK9954 » Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:21 am

I had him tested but thinking he might be gay.
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