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Cattle prices this coming year.

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:17 pm
by True Grit Farms
Where do you think the price of cattle are going? Between the fires and flooding I would think that cattle prices should be going up.

Re: Cattle prices this coming year.

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:21 pm
by Bright Raven
Will move modestly Up.

Re: Cattle prices this coming year.

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:25 pm
by skyhightree1
I honestly don't see any real higher prices that will become the standard. May see prices spike during peak times but I feel our avg now will be standard.

Re: Cattle prices this coming year.

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:30 pm
by callmefence
True Grit Farms wrote:Where do you think the price of cattle are going? Between the fires and flooding I would think that cattle prices should be going up.


I look for there to be a big liquidation of good long eared cattle in the very near future. With entire ranches fenceless and a big chunk of corn and a enormous chunk of cotton gone.
Along with almost all Hay in the coastal plains.
I think there will be a drop in prices immediately followed by a trend up just like a drought.
I plan to attend some sales and buy some cattle. I think everyone should do the same if they can. I do intend to get some deals. But I also intend to keep anyone from stealing these folks cattle. To the extent that my little self can. Maybe others will do the same.

Re: Cattle prices this coming year.

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:33 pm
by Bright Raven
callmefence wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:Where do you think the price of cattle are going? Between the fires and flooding I would think that cattle prices should be going up.


I look for there to be a big liquidation of good long eared cattle in the very near future. With entire ranches fenceless and a big chunk of corn and a enormous chunk of cotton gone.
Along with almost all Hay in the coastal plains.
I think there will be a drop in prices immediately followed by a trend up just like a drought.
I plan to attend some sales and buy some cattle. I think everyone should do the same if they can. I do intend to get some deals. But I also intend to keep anyone from stealing these folks cattle. To the extent that my little self can. Maybe others will do the same.


You make a great point. In the immediate future, the market may have to absorb a lot of supply.

Re: Cattle prices this coming year.

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:41 pm
by callmefence
Bright Raven wrote:
callmefence wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:Where do you think the price of cattle are going? Between the fires and flooding I would think that cattle prices should be going up.


I look for there to be a big liquidation of good long eared cattle in the very near future. With entire ranches fenceless and a big chunk of corn and a enormous chunk of cotton gone.
Along with almost all Hay in the coastal plains.
I think there will be a drop in prices immediately followed by a trend up just like a drought.
I plan to attend some sales and buy some cattle. I think everyone should do the same if they can. I do intend to get some deals. But I also intend to keep anyone from stealing these folks cattle. To the extent that my little self can. Maybe others will do the same.


You make a great point. In the immediate future, the market may have to absorb a lot of supply.



Raven the area flooded accounts for over 25 percent of Texas cattle. If just the flood zone was counted as a state it would be in top 6 cattle producing States.

Re: Cattle prices this coming year.

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:03 pm
by kenny thomas
Seen some longhorns today that had water all around them but they were in a high spot with some grass. They looked like they had seen a rough week.