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Re: Sale Day tomorrow

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:24 pm
by MudHog
He did better than $0.80/lb someone else I know sold for 2 weeks ago.

I'm keeping my 5 calves through the winter. Fixing to pen them to wean off the cows.

Re: Sale Day tomorrow

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:41 pm
by TCRanch
Why would they prefer knife cut steers over banded?

Re: Sale Day tomorrow

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:37 pm
by Muddy
TCRanch wrote:Why would they prefer knife cut steers over banded?

Less chances for getting a stag with one nut or both nuts.

Re: Sale Day tomorrow

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:29 pm
by js1234
Muddy wrote:
TCRanch wrote:Why would they prefer knife cut steers over banded?

Less chances for getting a stag with one nut or both nuts.

Yes.

Re: Sale Day tomorrow

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:34 pm
by js1234
Light calves have seen a good jump here this week due to it being time for turnout cattle, the rain starting to come and a little optimism starting to finally show itself on the board.
A buyer working an auction for me today said front end weaned steers weighing 440lbs. brought $151.50 today in Visalia and their heifer mates brought $128.50 at the same weight.

Re: Sale Day tomorrow

Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:31 am
by Son of Butch
Zumbrota, Mn sale prices 11/3/16
500 lb black steers 116.50 - 140.00
Extreme top was a group of 174 black steers weighing 520 lbs @ 1.40 = $728 hd
(I expect they will end up being the top selling group of 5 wt steers here this fall)

400 lb blk steers brought up to 1.45
500 lb blk heifers brought up to 1.10

Re: Sale Day tomorrow

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:26 pm
by KR Cattle Co
Sold some on Monday and was satisfied with what I got with the way calves were selling. 668lb steers 1.20, some 490 steers 1.30. Heifers were 500lbs 1.23, 1 610lb 1.10. Those were all black. I had 1 good char colored heifer that was 500lb sold by herself for 1.08. That was the way good calves were selling, with lower quality calves bringing under a dollar or just a little over.

Re: Sale Day tomorrow

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:45 pm
by farmerjan
Sold 3 black steers Friday; 1 weighed 620, and 2 1395 (700) brought 1.03 . 2 cull cows weighed 1050 and 1120 $.54. About what we expected. Heifer prices were up some, there was a guy buying 6 wts and up run nearly all to 1.00. Smaller ones in the 90 to 125 range. Better than 2 weeks ago. We are going to take 15-20 next friday, cull out some of the lower end ones. Don't expect them to do more than average, but need to move a few out for room for the last group to wean. May as well keep the better ones. They will be the smaller ones probably in the light 4 wts. Probably going to send some in early january or so, will just watch the sales.
Went to a reg ang bull sale here local today; 2 guys get together, one is all angus the other is some pure lim and some percentage. Angus avg in the 3-3500 range. One brought 6,000 two 4500 several only in the 2000 to 3000 range. They were yearlings. The Lims brought in the 3000 range, one was 4900; they were 18 months. Sold 5 reg angus bred heifers, 2 @ 1900, the other 3 @ 1600. 5 reg lim bred heifers same prices 2 @ 1900 and 3 @ 1700. Heard another angus sale last week averaged 3300 overall. Last year they would've gone another 1000 to 1500 higher avg.