First Big Bred Sale of the Winter

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First Big Bred Sale of the Winter

Postby Stocker Steve » Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:01 pm

Strong prices today considering... Top AI bred second calvers averaged U$S 1650 and pulled up the rest of the sale. Better local cows were about $1200. Lots of trader cattle from out west, and most were $900 to $1000. Ugly broken mouth cows were about $775. Kill cows were in the forties and low fifties. How does this compare to your area?
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Re: First Big Bred Sale of the Winter

Postby TCRanch » Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:05 am

My husband's cousin lives in a drought area & just sold a bred heifer for $500 & a 4 year old for $650 (think she was bred but not positive). Calves were selling for slaughter. So sad! Last week breds were selling from $675 to $1200, good butcher cows from $48 - $58.50 at our local Sale Barn.

We're hanging on to our calves & letting them graze the brome field this winter and I decided to keep the bred heifers I was going to sell.
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Re: First Big Bred Sale of the Winter

Postby Stocker Steve » Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:16 am

TCRanch wrote:Last week breds were selling from $675 to $1200


I think a lot of west river sort off cows are being trucked east for re sale. We calve later and there is a hay surplus here.
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Postby WalnutCrest » Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:43 am

I get around $2.00 / live weight for culls.
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Re: First Big Bred Sale of the Winter

Postby Stocker Steve » Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:55 pm

I will sell you my culls for only $1.00 / pound :nod:
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Postby M.Magis » Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:16 pm

I went to the Ohio Cattlemans be nice. replacement female sale last night. Mostly bred heifers, with a handful of 2-3 year olds. Lowest I saw was about $1300, and that was only one. Most went between $1600-$2300, with a few registered going over $3000. Most were great looking cattle, all confirmed bred. But prices were stronger than I expected.
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Re: First Big Bred Sale of the Winter

Postby Fire Sweep Ranch » Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:59 pm

We just had our fall state Simmental sale. Pairs went from $2000 to $3000, breds (spring bred) were from $1800 to over $3000. I would say the average for the breds was around $2000. The bargain was the opens. Good, registered, open heifers were from $550 to $900; spring and fall both. Bulls were awful! They did not even bring pound. There was a nice, 5 year old bull that likely weighed close to 3000 pounds that brought $1600. There were maybe 4 bulls that brought decent money (around $3K), the rest got hit hard.
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Re: First Big Bred Sale of the Winter

Postby Stocker Steve » Sat Nov 26, 2016 6:43 pm

Fire Sweep Ranch wrote:We just had our fall state Simmental sale. Pairs went from $2000 to $3000, breds (spring bred) were from $1800 to over $3000. I would say the average for the breds was around $2000. The bargain was the opens. Good, registered, open heifers were from $550 to $900; spring and fall both. Bulls were awful! They did not even bring pound.


Why the discount on opens and bulls? Good commercial heifers are over $550...
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Re: First Big Bred Sale of the Winter

Postby Fire Sweep Ranch » Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:11 pm

Stocker Steve wrote:
Fire Sweep Ranch wrote:We just had our fall state Simmental sale. Pairs went from $2000 to $3000, breds (spring bred) were from $1800 to over $3000. I would say the average for the breds was around $2000. The bargain was the opens. Good, registered, open heifers were from $550 to $900; spring and fall both. Bulls were awful! They did not even bring pound.


Why the discount on opens and bulls? Good commercial heifers are over $550...


I think there were too many. Our fall sale tends to attract buyers wanting breds and pairs. They are always strong. There were no buyers there picking up the open heifers. If I had extra land and feed, I would have bought a bunch and sold them next fall as breds and young pairs. Oh well...
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Re: First Big Bred Sale of the Winter

Postby Stocker Steve » Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:18 pm

M.Magis wrote:But prices were stronger than I expected.


Seems like there are different price floors for different cattle:
Junk & short term cow floor is based off kill price.
Top cow floor is based off ???
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Re: First Big Bred Sale of the Winter

Postby JMJ Farms » Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:45 pm

WalnutCrest wrote:I get around $2.00 / live weight for culls.

Stocker Steve wrote:I will sell you my culls for only $1.00 / pound :nod:

I will sell you mine for $0.90. Any secrets you want to share?
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Re: First Big Bred Sale of the Winter

Postby WalnutCrest » Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:52 pm

Stocker Steve wrote:I will sell you my culls for only $1.00 / pound :nod:


Thanks. I'm full up on my quota of animals in my herd-improvement-project-via-culling-and-direct-marketing-ground-beef.

Thanks for the offer.

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Re: First Big Bred Sale of the Winter

Postby J&D Cattle » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:23 am

Good young pairs were $2,000 here on Saturday. Good young bred cows $1,800. Lots of average bred cows down around $1.100.
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Re: First Big Bred Sale of the Winter

Postby Stocker Steve » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:40 am

Sounds like the sellers did well.
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Re: First Big Bred Sale of the Winter

Postby JMJ Farms » Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:24 pm

Stocker Steve wrote:Sounds like the sellers did well.


Yep. My calculator can't figure $1800 bred cows with $550 feeders. Maybe I need a new calculator.
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