Feeder calf prices????

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Feeder calf prices????

Postby RiverHills » Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:50 pm

We shipped some calves Friday to be sold today. Was wondering what you all would be satisfied with??????

They are all black or black white face.

Steers average around 525
Heifers average around 500
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Re: Feeder calf prices????

Postby talltimber » Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:01 pm

I would hope for around 1.35/1.25 but probably be satisfied with 5-10 cents off that, if I was satisfied in their conditioning.

Where did they go?
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Re: Feeder calf prices????

Postby RanchMan90 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:38 pm

$2 a lb lol jk. What TT mentioned would be sufficient
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Postby kenny thomas » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:10 pm

I am not saying right or wrong but why did you ship them Friday to sell today? Were they weaned? Lots of weight loss. And yes I know that for sure even with one day at the stockyard. I often weigh a few that are bought in on Sunday for a Monday sale and compare the weights. Here the 1.25-1.30 is about right but I feel heifers are too cheap here. They can be .25-.30 less and that's too much.
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Re: Feeder calf prices????

Postby jedstivers » Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:30 pm

For the exact same except bulls instead of steers I've been paying .90-1.08
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Re: Feeder calf prices????

Postby js1234 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:55 pm

Good steers today brought between $142 and $150 at 525lbs. at several yards where I had buyers in California
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Re: Feeder calf prices????

Postby Stocker Steve » Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:08 am

js1234 wrote:Good steers today brought between $142 and $150 at 525lbs. at several yards where I had buyers in California


Why are calves higher there? I thought it was really dry in California.
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Re: Feeder calf prices????

Postby talltimber » Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:06 am

kenny thomas wrote:I am not saying right or wrong but why did you ship them Friday to sell today? Were they weaned? Lots of weight loss. And yes I know that for sure even with one day at the stockyard. I often weigh a few that are bought in on Sunday for a Monday sale and compare the weights. Here the 1.25-1.30 is about right but I feel heifers are too cheap here. They can be .25-.30 less and that's too much.


Do you think that weaned calves would not fill back up within a day or two of arriving at the sale barn, being offered decent free choice hay and water?
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Re: Feeder calf prices????

Postby RiverHills » Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:45 pm

The calves were not great but in good condition. They were weaned 45days, two rounds of shots, knife cut. They are sent out on Friday to recover some shrink. In the past we have had a 0-3% shrink. That's a 320mi ride to Joplin.
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Postby talltimber » Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:50 pm

how did they do?
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Re: Feeder calf prices????

Postby RiverHills » Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:51 pm

talltimber wrote:how did they do?


Should find out tomorrow how they did.
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Re: Feeder calf prices????

Postby talltimber » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:29 pm

I hope they did good for you.
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Postby jedstivers » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:43 pm

They won't fill as good on hay and water as they will in oak city on the pellet feed they give them.
We ship Saturday morning for a Monday morning sale there. If the leave here by 9 they are usually there by 3.
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Re: Feeder calf prices????

Postby RanchMan90 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:03 pm

jedstivers wrote:They won't fill as good on hay and water as they will in oak city on the pellet feed they give them.
We ship Saturday morning for a Monday morning sale there. If the leave here by 9 they are usually there by 3.
True. The last ones I took there only lost 5 lbs from Saturday-monday after a 200 mile haul there.
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Re: Feeder calf prices????

Postby js1234 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:13 pm

Stocker Steve wrote:
js1234 wrote:Good steers today brought between $142 and $150 at 525lbs. at several yards where I had buyers in California


Why are calves higher there? I thought it was really dry in California.

California is still very dry in terms of drought recovery. However, last year season had good rains and most yearling guys have good old dry feed to turn out on ahead of the Fall rains. The exception being the Coast which is really still in pretty poor shape in terms of old feed.
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