Sale Barn Prices

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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby Allenw » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:29 pm

Local report for yesterday https://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/ko_ls753.txt. How did your prices compare. I set at the sale at Fairview yesterday, bidding was more active on old bred cows then feeder and stocker calves.

Hard to believe some one would haul cattle from Minnesota to Oklahoma with the cattle numbers going to town here because it is dry. Cattle have took a pretty good hit here in the last week.
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Postby Caustic Burno » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:04 pm

Neighbor and I are hauling a load in the morning. 4 wts were bringing better than 2 bucks Tuesday. I got a couple old cows to cull.
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Postby BK9954 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:05 pm

550 pound steer brought me 1.65 today, that was out if a skinny brangus bull and a tigerstripe. I am satisfied.
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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby BK9954 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:21 pm

The results in Gonzalez last week, about the same today before I left.
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Postby Caustic Burno » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:55 pm

You would have got your feelings hurt on cows. Best I saw today was a pen of three red Angus all third trimester brought 1100 a piece.
Back to the farm prices were in the septic tank I would say average was 650 a head. It was slim pickens.

4 and 5 wt calves were 1.45 to 2.00
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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby bball » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:36 pm

Caustic Burno wrote:You would have got your feelings hurt on cows. Best I saw today was a pen of three red Angus all third trimester brought 1100 a piece.
Back to the farm prices were in the septic tank I would say average was 650 a head. It was slim pickens.

4 and 5 wt calves were 1.45 to 2.00


Exactly what's going on here. I had a load of 6 or 7 breeds I was going to take to the sale and pick up some hereford cows. Going to calf them out now, wait til the spring green up and see if prices climb any.
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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby BK9954 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:04 pm

Bred were going from .45 a pound to $1050 a head. I was doing the math, cheapest was $640. She wasn't that bad, big old charolais, 8 months bred, could have made money on her but I don't need another head to feed.
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Postby Caustic Burno » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:35 pm

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Caustic Burno wrote:You would have got your feelings hurt on cows. Best I saw today was a pen of three red Angus all third trimester brought 1100 a piece.
Back to the farm prices were in the septic tank I would say average was 650 a head. It was slim pickens.

4 and 5 wt calves were 1.45 to 2.00


Exactly what's going on here. I had a load of 6 or 7 breeds I was going to take to the sale and pick up some hereford cows. Going to calf them out now, wait til the spring green up and see if prices climb any.


I am glad I backed off and didn’t haul my culls.
Neighbor got skinned on his IMO.
I have the hay to hang on till prices improve.
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Postby Brute 23 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:59 pm

I have some old cows that need to go. I parted with one before winter because I didn't think she woukd make it. They will be bred in the spring so I'm hoping if we get the rains prices will be better on them.
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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby gcreekrch » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:43 am

Sold a load of the heifers we bought 6 weeks ago, forward contract for March 28 delivery. Base weight was 580 and they brought $2.0150.

As long as they keep growing like the have been they will pay us a buck a head per day during their 120 day visit. Happy with that.
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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby bird dog » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:38 pm

Sold a nice 1370 lb packer cow for .57/lb. Rolled the money plus $50 out of my pocket into a 2 month bred beefmaster heifer that weighed 820 lbs.
Mostly old cruddy cows in the bred sale but a few nice heifers. They went from $750 to $950. Mine was $800.

I can't see why anybody would raise up heifers to sale at this price.
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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby farmerjan » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:45 pm

Dairy farm that I tested this week has daughter that is a senior in college. Her economics prof that is involved with the dairy at the college said that cull / pound cows need to be sold before early march as the forecast is for a downturn in prices. Wonder what that is about? She said she had just gotten an e-mail from them. He was predicting things for the spring. Said he has been pretty accurate in the past several years she has been there.
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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby Caustic Burno » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:52 pm

bird dog wrote:Sold a nice 1370 lb packer cow for .57/lb. Rolled the money plus $50 out of my pocket into a 2 month bred beefmaster heifer that weighed 820 lbs.
Mostly old cruddy cows in the bred sale but a few nice heifers. They went from $750 to $950. Mine was $800.

I can't see why anybody would raise up heifers to sale at this price.


I bought four today
Had a heifer sale at the barn today all were heavy Brahman influence in pens of four. Highest pen brought 1300.
I am not sure the seller made much, all prices on cows and replacements are in the gutter.
Seen an estate sale through the barn today, good cows a mans life work go for 600 bucks back to the farm. Most went to Lone Star Slaughter.
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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby bball » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:11 pm

farmerjan wrote:Dairy farm that I tested this week has daughter that is a senior in college. Her economics prof that is involved with the dairy at the college said that cull / pound cows need to be sold before early march as the forecast is for a downturn in prices. Wonder what that is about? She said she had just gotten an e-mail from them. He was predicting things for the spring. Said he has been pretty accurate in the past several years she has been there.


I sure would like to know more about this March downturn?
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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby bird dog » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:15 pm

Yeah I saw that too. Mid age and up that are bred 4 or less months all went to the packers. I have 11 old cows on my cull list that currently have calves on them. I was going to sell them after weaning. Reconsidering some of them. For what they would bring, they may get to go another year.
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