Bred Cow/ Pair prices???

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Bred Cow/ Pair prices???

Postby TANK30705 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:20 pm

What's the going price for bred cows in your area? Pair prices?
Hope to do some buying this fall.
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Re: Bred Cow/ Pair prices???

Postby Stocker Steve » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:18 am

A bit early to know, but I have seen some younger spring calvers going for U$S 1150 to 1200 recently.
I would guess they will go $200 higher than that in Nov/Dec, which is our major bred sale period.
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Re: Bred Cow/ Pair prices???

Postby Son of Butch » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:05 am

Rule of Thumb:
Commercial bred cows are worth 1.5 times the price of 550 lb calves.
ie IF 550 lb calf is worth 1.50 ($825) then a bred cow is worth $825 x 1.5 = $1240
550 lb calf at 1.30 = 715 x 1.5 = $1075

Using 1.75 for very good young bred cows 1.75 x $825 = $1535
$715 x 1.75 = $1250
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Re: Bred Cow/ Pair prices???

Postby Bigfoot » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:08 am

I culled some breds about 2 weeks ago I think. $1150-1350. I was very pleased with the $1350.
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Re: Bred Cow/ Pair prices???

Postby Dave » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:23 pm

This time of the year nearly all bred cows end up going to slaughter. Nobody wants to buy them and feed for the winter. So the majority of commercial bred cows cost one bid over kill price.
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