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Re: Cow sale today

Postby cattle60 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:33 am

Had some 3 and 4 year old three in one pairs that brought right at 2300. Most stayed between 1300 to 1800. Had some old bred that only brought 600. some might have been worth taking a chance on, wasn't in too bad a shape.
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Re: Cow sale today

Postby farmerjan » Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:53 am

We will buy those old bred cows when they are little more than pound price. Have lost a couple but most all have done well. We make sure they get a little extra feed once they get settled in, keep them separate and get them calved out. They hold their condition even with calves, when we feed some corn silage. Had one that raised a humdinger of a calf, bred her back and she stayed for 3 more calves. Never got a heifer out of her, but we bought her for 400 as she was poor/thin. Gave her all the hay she could eat, then after a month started giving her about 2-3 lbs grain a day. Just a little bit. She made us some money and got back about 300 in lb price. Never weighed over 900 lbs when she was 9 months preg. Called her Chocolate; char/angus cross I guess. Friendly, guess she thought she'd died and gone to heaven when we brought her home and there was this big old round bale she could eat on to her hearts content. Last calf was tough on her and I said that was it.
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