Feeder calf prices????

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Re: Feeder calf prices????

Postby RiverHills » Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:27 pm

kenny thomas wrote:Wednesday here at a preconditioned calf sale the 7wt steers brought more than the 6wt. But then the 8wt brought 3 cents more than the 7wts.
We sold 2 loads that were not in the barn over the phone to be delivered next week Load of steers to weigh 750 brought 131.60 and a load of heifers to weigh 750 were 119.50.



That's some good prices!!!

Is that on the east coast??
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Re: Feeder calf prices????

Postby kenny thomas » Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:34 pm

Yes, Virginia. Weighed up as they are unloaded at the barn. That probably is worth 3-4 cents. Add another 6-7 cents for the trucking to get even with where you are. The trucking kills us.
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Re: Feeder calf prices????

Postby RiverHills » Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:49 pm

kenny thomas wrote:Yes, Virginia. Weighed up as they are unloaded at the barn. That probably is worth 3-4 cents. Add another 6-7 cents for the trucking to get even with where you are. The trucking kills us.


That's still a really good price.
Those heavier weights are doing well now. I guess some of it is the time on feed yet and they should hit the spring fats spike.
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Re: Feeder calf prices????

Postby jedstivers » Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:31 pm

kenny thomas wrote:Wednesday here at a preconditioned calf sale the 7wt steers brought more than the 6wt. But then the 8wt brought 3 cents more than the 7wts.
We sold 2 loads that were not in the barn over the phone to be delivered next week Load of steers to weigh 750 brought 131.60 and a load of heifers to weigh 750 were 119.50.

Any 5wts in a that sale? If so what did they bring?
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Re: Feeder calf prices????

Postby Stocker Steve » Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:32 pm

RanchMan90 wrote:
RiverHills wrote:Joplin More realistically price would be 1.50-1.55


What % shrink, shipping and commission is figured in? Not picking, just being realistic.


Commission is less locally.
Shipping is less locally. Two barns within 25 miles.
Next big market for us would be Aberdeen, SD.
Would you figure an additional 5 to 8 % shrink with an additional 200 miles and an overnight stand?
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Re: Feeder calf prices????

Postby RanchMan90 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:35 pm

Stocker Steve wrote:
RanchMan90 wrote:
RiverHills wrote:Joplin More realistically price would be 1.50-1.55


What % shrink, shipping and commission is figured in? Not picking, just being realistic.


Commission is less locally.
Shipping is less locally. Two barns within 25 miles.
Next big market for us would be Aberdeen, SD.
Would you figure an additional 5 to 8 % shrink with an additional 200 miles and an overnight stand?

The last load I took to okc avg 650 lbs at my house on Saturday and weighed in at 645 sale weight on Monday after a 200 mile haul and 3 day stay.
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Re: Feeder calf prices????

Postby TexasBred » Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:21 pm

RanchMan90 wrote:
Stocker Steve wrote:
RanchMan90 wrote:
What % shrink, shipping and commission is figured in? Not picking, just being realistic.


Commission is less locally.
Shipping is less locally. Two barns within 25 miles.
Next big market for us would be Aberdeen, SD.
Would you figure an additional 5 to 8 % shrink with an additional 200 miles and an overnight stand?

The last load I took to okc avg 650 lbs at my house on Saturday and weighed in at 645 sale weight on Monday after a 200 mile haul and 3 day stay.

I like their scales. ;-)
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Re: Feeder calf prices????

Postby BK9954 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:44 pm

Not bad prices yesterday on steers at the auction. Even with the rain and mud 1350 head ran through. Pairs went up to $1800.
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Re: Feeder calf prices????

Postby bird dog » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:05 pm

If they are eating good, they will gain back all their shrink at OKC because they feed them very well. Pelleted grain, not hay. Way less shrinkage at OKC pays for my freight. I have come close to Ranchmans shrink rate. Last bunch I sent shrank 1 1/2% with a two day stay.
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Re: Feeder calf prices????

Postby jedstivers » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:12 pm

bird dog wrote:If they are eating good, they will gain back all their shrink at OKC because they feed them very well. Pelleted grain, not hay. Way less shrinkage at OKC pays for my freight. I have come close to Ranchmans shrink rate. Last bunch I sent shrank 1 1/2% with a two day stay.

I ship on Saturday morning. They get there about 3 that afternoon. Sell on Monday.
Less commission pays 1/2 the freight and they gain back the shrink.
The other 1/2 of the freight I would spend getting them anywhere else anyway. I'm a long way from a cattle area.
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Re: Feeder calf prices????

Postby Stocker Steve » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:40 pm

bird dog wrote:If they are eating good, they will gain back all their shrink at OKC because they feed them very well. Pelleted grain, not hay.


"Free" meadow grass hay is standard here. They buy poor hay so the cattle don't eat much. :nod:
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Re: Feeder calf prices????

Postby farmerjan » Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:22 am

Sat at the sale in Va on Friday. Steers: 3-4 wts mostly 1.30 to 1.45. 5 wts 1.20 to 1.26, one pen of 6 1.32 and one pen of 14 guaranteeed all angus 1.36. 6 wts right around 1.15 to 1.23. 7 wts 1.13 to 1.22. 8 wts 1.27.50. Bulls were .05 to .15 less in all weights. Heifers were 1.00 to 1.09 no matter what weight up to 8-9 wts. Cull cows were 42 to 55. Sold 3 cows, one had a dead calf wouldn't take another, one was open @ preg check, one was NUTS and would get you, maybe short bred but it didn't matter. Took 2 heifers, one would attack anything in the field - 375 lbs. Not on the mean cow, from a different place and we had to get her to chase us to get her in. Only funny because she wasn't too big....the other was out of a problem breeder and too high strung to want her to keep the other calves stirred up. Don't have anything else until we get the next group preg checked. Will move another group home from pasture in the next week. Kill bulls were off, .65 to .80 tops.
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Re: Feeder calf prices????

Postby JMJ Farms » Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:10 pm

Feeders are still too low compared to Live Cattle. Doesn't make sense to me. First possibility is I'm an idiot because I can't figure out why. Second possibility is we are getting the short end of the stick. Third possibility is both.
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Re: Feeder calf prices????

Postby Stocker Steve » Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:14 am

JMJ Farms wrote:Feeders are still too low compared to Live Cattle.
How did you conclude this?
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Re: Feeder calf prices????

Postby Cucumber35 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:38 pm

Sold a dozen at Vintage last night and did better than I thought I would especially on colored cattle and mostly bulls. Biggest at 775 brought $1.27 and had one at 715 bring $1.33. The rest were $1.20-$1.30 for 5-6wts and a couple dink 4wts brought $1.15. Pretty sure a few topped the sale but I won't brag until I verify the report. Either way I'm feeling pretty good about it and from what I've been seeing and hearing you won't find me complaining.
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