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Re: Interesting ways to sell bulls

Postby Rafter S » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:27 am

RanchMan90 wrote:Polled Hereford breds can be bought for a song


Where?
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Postby RanchMan90 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:35 am

The salebarn. $850 for young heavy breds if you don't get in a hurry.
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Re: Interesting ways to sell bulls

Postby BK9954 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:59 am

RanchMan90 wrote:The salebarn. $850 for young heavy breds if you don't get in a hurry.

They're giving them away it's a racket what's going on. Looks like a bunch of crooks. You can turn around the sell the calf and 5 months and have a cow left for four hundred bucks. If I wasn't trying to sell out right now I would have bought a couple myself. Like heck I'll take anything to the auction this year that's not a cull.
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Postby BK9954 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:03 pm

Down here they buy in Seguin and sell in Gonzales
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Re: Interesting ways to sell bulls

Postby RanchMan90 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:14 pm

A lot of those calves end up in OK after they finish the TX circuit.
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Postby BK9954 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:33 pm

RanchMan90 wrote:A lot of those calves end up in OK after they finish the TX circuit.

Some of the not so hot bred cows get sold by the pound at slaughter price.
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Re: Interesting ways to sell bulls

Postby Dsteim » Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:30 pm

The cattlemens connection is a pretty big group on Facebook people sell cattle on there there's a few other ones like registered / commercial brangus cattle.
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Postby Stocker Steve » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:24 pm

RanchMan90 wrote:The salebarn. $850 for young heavy breds if you don't get in a hurry.


All age Herf breds average $985 here. What do they have against Herfs in your area?
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Postby RanchMan90 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:04 pm

I don't mind the females. Most buyers assume them to be small framed (shorts).
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Re: Interesting ways to sell bulls

Postby farmerjan » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:24 am

We can buy herefords here for 200-400 less than a black. Calves will bring .20-.60 less per lb for feeders. We have a dozen hereford cows and like them. And I see no difference in the pinkeye problems than with the blacks. But black is the color here....black baldy calves do fine so we just keep the hereford cows.....
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Postby BK9954 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:40 am

farmerjan wrote:We can buy herefords here for 200-400 less than a black. Calves will bring .20-.60 less per lb for feeders. We have a dozen hereford cows and like them. And I see no difference in the pinkeye problems than with the blacks. But black is the color here....black baldy calves do fine so we just keep the hereford cows.....

Not here, hereford heifers go for the same if not more depending on frame, maybe because of the tigerstripe market. Plus true herefords are not too common to see at the sales. Pretty rare actually. I have gone saying I am going to buy a hereford heifer, and never seen any at several auctions. The bulls and steers get less then black.
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Re: Interesting ways to sell bulls

Postby WalnutCrest » Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:07 am

To try to get the thread back on point ...

[sarcasm]

I was thinking about having a lottery system.

You pay money to get a number, then when Bull #1 is up, I pull a number out of the hat and you get your bull.

Isn't that a good idea?!

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Re: Interesting ways to sell bulls

Postby farmerjan » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:49 pm

Hey, they do lotteries for houses so why not bulls? Raffles for new cars at the local fire dept carnivals and fairs....I have spent $20 for a single ticket for a chance on choice of 2 rifles....
I'd gladly pay a few dollars for a chance of winning a bull, or semen or something....
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Re: Interesting ways to sell bulls

Postby Stocker Steve » Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:23 am

WalnutCrest wrote:I was thinking about having a lottery system.

You pay money to get a number, then when Bull #1 is up, I pull a number out of the hat and you get your bull.

Isn't that a good idea?!


What is the advantage over private treaty?
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