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You missed out on a hot sale, Steve. Herefords ring the bell once again!

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:54 pm
by Aaron
Don't think you would have been bidding at these prices. 1316 head in the sale.

Took 8 fall yearlings (6 steers, 2 heifers) and 3 cows.

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4 of the steers came in the ring and bell ringer went off for the scale. Buddy says I'm doing pretty good, cattle are ringing the bell and they haven't even sold yet! Averaged $1681 ($1348 US) for the steers and got over $2 on them weighing 816-920 lbs. About the top grossing yearlings in the sale, had 3 order buyers fighting over them. One fancy package of Simmental/RA steer calves did beat me though in gross dollars.

These are the Simms, there were 19 in the pen. They weighed 746 lbs and went for $2.28 or $1700 ($1363 US)
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Chars, 15 steers in the pen, 750 lbs and $2.20 or $1650 ($1323 US)
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Lots of high 5 and 6 weight steer calves in the $1400-$1500 ($1122-1203 US) range. Happy, happy, happy ranchers. Poorest small calves in the 4 weights were $800-900 (640-720 US).

I checked fat prices for buddy on my cell and top fat steers are worth about $1900-2000 ($1523-1604 US) through the ring right now in the country. So not much margin left on any of the cattle sold here and they still have to travel 1000 miles in either direction to a feedlot/plant. Auctioneer said we beat all the auction marts in the country for price yet again!

Re: You missed out on a hot sale, Steve. Herefords ring the bell once again!

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:05 pm
by True Grit Farms
That's great Aaron, how do I get my steers up there?

Re: You missed out on a hot sale, Steve. Herefords ring the bell once again!

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:32 pm
by farmerjan
WOW that was fantastic. Nice looking animals by the way. Herefords and red cattle in general take a 20-40 cent hit here in this part of VA. Makes me mad to see some nice animals get "stolen" at the sale.

Prices here took a hit this week, 4 wt steers 10-30 cents LOWER than the previous week. 5 wts were 10-20 lower on average. Didn't stay for the heifers. Maybe next week they will rebound a bit. We have about 20 steers in the 450 to 5+ range to go here soon. Should've gone last week. Most were bringing in the 1.50 to 1.70 range last week; 1.30 to 1.60 for a few real nice ones this week.

Re: You missed out on a hot sale, Steve. Herefords ring the bell once again!

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:44 pm
by Nesikep
I'm hoping the word of your good prices spreads to our buyers.. Selling the calves on Tuesday

Re: You missed out on a hot sale, Steve. Herefords ring the bell once again!

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:31 am
by SmokinM
Congrats Aaron, nice cattle and nice prices. Definitely not much room there for the next guy but that is for him to figure out. That must be a good market, and the producers in your area obviously have a reputation. Take it anytime you can get it!

Re: You missed out on a hot sale, Steve. Herefords ring the bell once again!

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:48 pm
by Turkeybird
That's good

Re: You missed out on a hot sale, Steve. Herefords ring the bell once again!

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:05 pm
by Aaron
One of the sales staff posted more pictures and results from that sale on her Twitter account.

https://twitter.com/farmgirlkjb

Re: You missed out on a hot sale, Steve. Herefords ring the bell once again!

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:08 am
by Nesikep
Slightly above our average last week here.. 2.28 for 4wts, 2.10 for 5's, 2.01 for 6's, 1.95 for 7's.. Highs about 10 cents higher
Hoping they do a little better tomorrow for me :)

Re: You missed out on a hot sale, Steve. Herefords ring the bell once again!

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:01 pm
by Nesikep
I can't complain about our sale..
Cheapest were the 5wt heifers at $2.08
Best were the 4wt steers at $2.76

Due to a breakdown of communication, I didn't watch them go through the ring, but the Auctioneer said they topped the sale and he really liked them

Re: You missed out on a hot sale, Steve. Herefords ring the bell once again!

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:49 pm
by Aaron
Nesikep wrote:I can't complain about our sale..
Cheapest were the 5wt heifers at $2.08
Best were the 4wt steers at $2.76

Due to a breakdown of communication, I didn't watch them go through the ring, but the Auctioneer said they topped the sale and he really liked them



Hope those prices hold. I would dump all my 4 weights for a price like that. :banana:

Re: You missed out on a hot sale, Steve. Herefords ring the bell once again!

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:09 pm
by Nesikep
Yep, that's what I did!.. I kept a big fat steer (that's really friendly and easy to handle) for the freezer next year and 4 replacement heifers