Re: Paris sale barns
I understand folks being skeptical about this as I was before I sold a load at okc. Friend in next county told me he sold there and about the less shrink so I decided to try it and by golly he was right. But until a person weighs their calves when the leave their farm and compares this wt to the payweight on their sale summary they are just shooting in the dark when it comes to figuring shrink. Can guarantee you shrink is alive and well at these smaller salebarns as they are not setup to feed and handle calves for minimal shrink as okc is. Also this has to be a joint effort between the seller and salebarn. Not only Jed, birddog and myself but many others from multiple states have similar selling experiences at okc vs locally. Bet there are loads of cattle every week going thru Paris headed to okc. FWIW there are several different commission companies at okc. Western Commission is the one that myself, Jed, birddog and many others use. They do great job handling and marketing our calves. If anyone needs their contact info just pm me.
Something I have learned over last 60+ years is only way to know if something will work or not, in my particular circumstances is to give it a try on a somewhat small scale. Then it's a matter of learning and if necessary adapting to the circumstances. Asking questions and learning all you can from others experiences is just preparatory homework.
"You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink." The water is there, just have to have the courage to taste it. Pretty sure if taste it, it you will like it.
Just another 2 cents worth. 'Nuff said