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Bred Cow/ Pair prices???

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:20 pm
by TANK30705
What's the going price for bred cows in your area? Pair prices?
Hope to do some buying this fall.

Re: Bred Cow/ Pair prices???

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:18 am
by Stocker Steve
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.

Re: Bred Cow/ Pair prices???

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:05 am
by Son of Butch
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

Re: Bred Cow/ Pair prices???

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:08 am
by Bigfoot
I culled some breds about 2 weeks ago I think. $1150-1350. I was very pleased with the $1350.

Re: Bred Cow/ Pair prices???

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:23 pm
by Dave
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.