selling a broken jaw steer

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selling a broken jaw steer

Postby BRYANT » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:27 pm

was going to fatten him out but decided to sell
what is he worth ?
his mouth is pretty out of shape but he is well and eating ok
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Re: selling a broken jaw steer

Postby farmerjan » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:16 pm

Eat him. He wouldn't bring $.50 lb here. They will literally give him away around here, don't know what your markets are like there.
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Postby Workinonit Farm » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:24 pm

Here where I am, same as what Jan said. You would be lucky to get .60 cents lb for him.
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Postby Nesikep » Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:17 am

WAY better off in your own freezer!
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Postby wbvs58 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:01 am

Although he is in reasonable condition so he obviously can eat you won't be able to convince buyers that he is good to go, they just won't want to take a chance on him.

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Re: selling a broken jaw steer

Postby BRYANT » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:31 am

I would like to know what cowgirl8 and Kenny Thomas thinks he would bring. she thinks she got cheated at the sale the other day and sounds as if K T buys stock that is not always the top of the line. I should have also told you all he is 1/4 gray Brahman, I know to some that will make him worthless before the hurt mouth.
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Postby kenny thomas » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:56 am

Here i could probably buy him for .60 but would feed and sell him at 1000 lb for 1.25. Still not a bad profit.
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Re: selling a broken jaw steer

Postby jltrent » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:17 am

There is a place here you can take them straight to the slaughter house and they will pay you good money for dressed weight. I have done it several times, especially with older cows.
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Re: selling a broken jaw steer

Postby greybeard » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:20 am

kenny thomas wrote:Here i could probably buy him for .60 but would feed and sell him at 1000 lb for 1.25. Still not a bad profit.

Bryant: What do you think he weighs now?
Kenny..I understand it's a hypothetical, but Do you think you can put the additional weight on him this time of year and still make profit?
(Had our first light frost this morning ..grass will be done by the end of this month here)
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Re: selling a broken jaw steer

Postby BRYANT » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:37 am

I sold him yesterday and he weighed 740 lbs. was on just a native grass pasture till the last 3 weeks then on a Bermuda grass. I had started feeding him grain 5 days ago. I just decided to sell him we do not eat that much beef.
I will say he brought better than what I thought he would, any more guesses before I tell what he brought. I will tell this after noon
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Re: selling a broken jaw steer

Postby greybeard » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:59 am

$.90/lb my guess.
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Re: selling a broken jaw steer

Postby skyhightree1 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:15 am

BRYANT wrote:I sold him yesterday and he weighed 740 lbs. was on just a native grass pasture till the last 3 weeks then on a Bermuda grass. I had started feeding him grain 5 days ago. I just decided to sell him we do not eat that much beef.
I will say he brought better than what I thought he would, any more guesses before I tell what he brought. I will tell this after noon


I will throw out .80lb but here like my other Virginians said if theres ANYTHING wrong with one you are gonna take it in the shorts and like Nesi said are better off eating it yourself.
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Re: selling a broken jaw steer

Postby kenny thomas » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:59 am

greybeard wrote:
kenny thomas wrote:Here i could probably buy him for .60 but would feed and sell him at 1000 lb for 1.25. Still not a bad profit.

Bryant: What do you think he weighs now?
Kenny..I understand it's a hypothetical, but Do you think you can put the additional weight on him this time of year and still make profit?
(Had our first light frost this morning ..grass will be done by the end of this month here)

I will have grass till late February I think, but feed the calves I sell for beef also. I can feed him for lots less than 1.25 a lb so he would make money even if it was on hay and feed.
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Re: selling a broken jaw steer

Postby jltrent » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:36 am

Weighing that much I would say .68 lb.
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Re: selling a broken jaw steer

Postby Texas PaPaw » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:21 am

If you sold him at OKC he probably brought at least $.90 and possibly $1.00 or more. Think he will feed just fine and some feedlot will make more profit on him than they will on a "good" steer.
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