Where do you shop most

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Where do you shop for beef cattle?

Sale Barn
26
29%
Online Auction – Cattle USA
0
No votes
Online Auction - Superior
0
No votes
Online Auction - Other
2
2%
Cattle Range
7
8%
Cattle For Sale by David
0
No votes
YouTube
0
No votes
Craig's List
9
10%
Neighbors & Friends – I only buy local
15
17%
Friends – I shop all over North America
7
8%
Annual Ranch Auctions
13
14%
Liquidation Auctions & Sales
8
9%
Someone buys for me
3
3%
 
Total votes: 90

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Where do you shop most

Postby HDRider » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:33 am

Where do you favor to buy your cattle?

Talk about your operation. Seed Stock, Cow/Calf, Backgrounder, a mix of, etc...

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Re: Where do you shop most

Postby BC » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:39 am

I have a small herd of registered cattle that I raise to sell replacement females and an occasional bull. I also turn out stocker calves to use surplus grass.
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Re: Where do you shop most

Postby slick4591 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:43 am

I chose the "Friends – I shop all over North America" choice because with my breed I have to travel to find new animals. I've been from south Texas to Eagle, Michigan and to Long Beach, Mississippi.
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Re: Where do you shop most

Postby pdfangus » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:06 am

could not participate....

I only buy semen....

not a choice on the list.

the last time we bought cattle was nearly 40 years ago and we bought ten head of heifers from the farm where I had once been the cattle manager....with my cows those were the foundation of our partnership herd until my neighbor died. Only females we ever added were born here.
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Re: Where do you shop most

Postby Rafter S » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:36 am

It says I can select up to three, but I've used at least four of those options at one time or another.
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Re: Where do you shop most

Postby HDRider » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:22 pm

I am not a professional surveyman nor do I play one on CT.
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Re: Where do you shop most

Postby Craig Miller » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:41 pm

I have bought craigslist and sale barn but intend to buy from friends or cattle range going forward.
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Re: Where do you shop most

Postby Dave » Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:54 pm

I buy at the local sale yard because we are so isolated it is always well under the market for the real world. But I sell on Superior or other internet means of selling. I like the idea of buying at the lowest market and selling at the highest market available.
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Re: Where do you shop most

Postby WalnutCrest » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:41 pm

To start out ... buy, private treaty, where ever the good cattle are growing

Today ... don't really buy much except recips.
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Re: Where do you shop most

Postby MRRherefords » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:39 pm

We raise registered Herefords and we prefer to buy at the local state sales. There are so many reliable breeders that we know personally that bring their best cattle and we always have a chance to get quality animals for less than we would pay privately.
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Re: Where do you shop most

Postby Bar E » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:05 pm

Local sales barn.
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