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re Breed Heiferette Market ?

Postby Stocker Steve » Tue May 16, 2017 7:45 am

You see some stylish black heiferettes being bought to go back with the bull. Lucky for them, but how does this pencil out when you don't get a calf for a year and the resulting 3 year old cow is jumbo sized? Wouldn't buyers be better off with a moderate bred cow? :idea:
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Re: re Breed Heiferette Market ?

Postby RanchMan90 » Tue May 16, 2017 7:57 am

Stocker Steve wrote:You see some stylish black heiferettes being bought to go back with the bull. Lucky for them, but how does this pencil out when you don't get a calf for a year and the resulting 3 year old cow is jumbo sized? Wouldn't buyers be better off with a moderate bred cow? :idea:

I think most of them are bought to resell. Everybody wants to buy jumbo size, second calf, spring calvers.
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Re: re Breed Heiferette Market ?

Postby MRRherefords » Tue May 16, 2017 8:42 am

RanchMan90 wrote:
Stocker Steve wrote:You see some stylish black heiferettes being bought to go back with the bull. Lucky for them, but how does this pencil out when you don't get a calf for a year and the resulting 3 year old cow is jumbo sized? Wouldn't buyers be better off with a moderate bred cow? :idea:

I think most of them are bought to resell. Everybody wants to buy jumbo size, second calf, spring calvers.

X2. I probably would.
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Re: re Breed Heiferette Market ?

Postby talltimber » Tue May 16, 2017 8:46 am

Define heiferette?
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Re: re Breed Heiferette Market ?

Postby Stocker Steve » Tue May 16, 2017 9:22 am

RanchMan90 wrote: I think most of them are bought to resell. Everybody wants to buy jumbo size, second calf, spring calvers.


I used to figure + $100 for a second calver over a 2 year old heifer. What price premium do you see in your area?
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Re: re Breed Heiferette Market ?

Postby callmefence » Tue May 16, 2017 9:28 am

talltimber wrote:Define heiferette?


Big open hiefer. should be bred but isn't.
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Re: re Breed Heiferette Market ?

Postby RanchMan90 » Tue May 16, 2017 9:33 am

Stocker Steve wrote:
RanchMan90 wrote: I think most of them are bought to resell. Everybody wants to buy jumbo size, second calf, spring calvers.


I used to figure + $100 for a second calver over a 2 year old heifer. What price premium do you see in your area?

Similar. Individuals bidding can really jack up the prices, $100-$250 premium. Could be more at a "special sale".
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Re: re Breed Heiferette Market ?

Postby talltimber » Tue May 16, 2017 10:23 am

So, not exposed, ever? Or didn't take within their breeding season and sold? Or lost their first calf/ aborted, etc.?

I seldom hear the term. I assumed they were heifers that didn't take and were getting big.
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Re: re Breed Heiferette Market ?

Postby Stocker Steve » Tue May 16, 2017 10:29 am

General term, but in the RE breed world it means they are 2 year olds who lost their calf at or shortly after birth. :(
So you buy a 1000+ pound wet ex mother with terminal angus genetics and re breed her before she gets too fat.
If she gains 1 1/4 per day you will soon have a 1,456# second calver. :banana: Just what all the beef efficiency experts talk about.
I did a few when the market was on the way up, and they looked really great in the pasture, but they were not the best return. If I had more rope I could have made them all nurse cows. :idea:
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Re: re Breed Heiferette Market ?

Postby talltimber » Tue May 16, 2017 10:48 am

Ok. Thank you.
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Re: re Breed Heiferette Market ?

Postby Nesikep » Tue May 16, 2017 2:45 pm

Around here "Heiferettes" are spayed heifers, so putting them with a bull in hopes of a calf is definitely not going to work for you
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Re: re Breed Heiferette Market ?

Postby TexasBred » Tue May 16, 2017 4:23 pm

I see them as all needing to go to the packer. Just buying someone else's cull. There's usually a "bad" reason a good looking young open cow is being sold.
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Re: re Breed Heiferette Market ?

Postby BK9954 » Sat May 27, 2017 10:27 pm

I dont like open heifers past 15-16 months old. I figure they didnt breed and they are being sold. I like young heifers so I can breed to my bulls from day one. Not the biggest money maker but after the second calf I am confident in the animal I have and when I sell I dont lie. Bred heifers for me, no way. Had a local guy that had all of his bred, first one came out so big, had to pull it, so big that it paralyzed the cow. He then ran all his girls to the sale, bred!!!. Poor guy who bought those must have got a work out during calving time. I just like things as sure of a bet as possible. That being said I dont want to pay too much for an unproven heifer, after I produce 2 calves with her, I market her up as a premium pair or keep her as a producer.
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