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Sale Barn Prices

Postby Son of Butch » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:05 pm

Bred Cows at local sale barn 45 - 75 cents lb
slaughter cows .41 -.67

Bred Heifers 70 - 95 cents lb
fed beef steers & heifers 1.05 - 1.22
fed holstein steers .82 -.92

500 - 550 lb feeder heifers 1.49 - 1.64

My take away would be to sell all the feeder heifers you can now and buy back breds.
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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby callmefence » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:14 pm

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Son of Butch wrote:Bred Cows at local sale barn 45 - 75 cents lb
slaughter cows .41 -.67

Bred Heifers 70 - 95 cents lb
fed beef steers & heifers 1.05 - 1.22
fed holstein steers .82 -.92

500 - 550 lb feeder heifers 1.49 - 1.64

My take away would be to sell all the feeder heifers you can now and buy back breds.



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Postby kenny thomas » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:41 pm

Seems nobody wants a cow to take home now. Slaughter cow and bull price is so bad they are worth little that way either.
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Postby bird dog » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:36 pm

A massive amount of cows going to the sale barn this week. The sale that I sometimes frequent usually runs about 1500, had 1400 this afternoon at 2pm for the sale tomorrow.
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Postby kenny thomas » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:50 pm

I'm helping haul 100 cows and 50+ calves to the local stockyard,from one farm tomorrow. They won't sell until Friday night at a cow sale along with a 100 or more other cows. They will sell at whatever they bring. Bet they will be cheap.
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Postby ddd75 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:32 am

my barn was up about 1,000 hd over average last week.
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Postby True Grit Farms » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:53 am

Buying hay to carry those cheap cows till spring is the kicker. I've bought more bred cows than I hay for at the moment. Hopefully it'll all work out as planned, that'll be a first in the cow business for me.
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Postby BC » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:54 am

East Texas Livestock at Crockett, TX had a big sale. Here is the report:

http://www.easttexaslivestock.com/market-reports/
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Postby Stocker Steve » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:52 am

Son of Butch wrote:Bred Cows at local sale barn 45 - 75 cents lb
slaughter cows .41 -.67

Bred Heifers 70 - 95 cents lb
fed beef steers & heifers 1.05 - 1.22
fed holstein steers .82 -.92

500 - 550 lb feeder heifers 1.49 - 1.64

My take away would be to sell all the feeder heifers you can now and buy back breds.


Most barns here hold their first "special" bred cow n heifers sales right after Thanksgiving. They want to get the calf check back before folks go Christmas shopping. :nod:
Trying to understand why cows are so cheap. Only financial explanation I could back calculate is an older cow weaning a below average wt. calf, and having some depreciation herself, does not leave any profit for the owner. :shock:
Bred heifers could be the better deal - - if you are a good enough herdsman to ensure live calves...
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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby Son of Butch » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:05 pm

Watching online today
404 lb black sim-angus heifers hit 2.00 here today $808 hd
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415 lb bawling black heifers 1.30 = $540 hd
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$268 per hd difference x 3 = $804 savings or buy 3 get 1 free
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Postby bball » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:23 pm

Stocker Steve wrote:
Son of Butch wrote:Bred Cows at local sale barn 45 - 75 cents lb
slaughter cows .41 -.67

Bred Heifers 70 - 95 cents lb
fed beef steers & heifers 1.05 - 1.22
fed holstein steers .82 -.92

500 - 550 lb feeder heifers 1.49 - 1.64

My take away would be to sell all the feeder heifers you can now and buy back breds.




Most barns here hold their first "special" bred cow n heifers sales right after Thanksgiving. They want to get the calf check back before folks go Christmas shopping. :nod:
Trying to understand why cows are so cheap. Only financial explanation I could back calculate is an older cow weaning a below average wt. calf, and having some depreciation herself, does not leave any profit for the owner. :shock:
Bred heifers could be the better deal - - if you are a good enough herdsman to ensure live calves...


I thought maybe the past few years strong calf prices prompted folks to hang onto some cows they normally would have culled...now that prices have 'corrected, there is an abundance of culls and the market is heavy with cows now??? Purely speculation.
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Postby Caustic Burno » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:29 pm

Lot of cows dumped here this Tuesday

http://www.easttexaslivestock.com/market-reports/
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Postby Craig Miller » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:52 pm

My sale was bigger this week also. Mine brought 600 lb bull calf brought 110cwt. One of my buddies sold these in se oklahoma:
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A penny a pound :shock: :lol2:
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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby Stocker Steve » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:53 pm

bball wrote:I thought maybe the past few years strong calf prices prompted folks to hang onto some cows they normally would have culled...now that prices have 'corrected, there is an abundance of culls and the market is heavy with cows now??? Purely speculation.


I sold a bunch of that kind last fall for $850. Just have a few left.

One of the talking heads projected lower cull cow prices next year. He is expecting more steins going to McDonalds so they won't have to bring the McRib back again.

I called a big cattle buyer and asked what's up. He said there is value in (some) cows at these prices, and he felt bred prices were down partially because "money was tight." I had to think on that a little. If you want to buy cows based on grain farming profits (not), or on 2016/2017 cow/calf profits (depends a lot on when in the year you sold) - - then I think he has a good point.

So it is kind of like the stock market. We need some fresh money from outside investors to bid up the price of BM cows and chronic calves. :nod:
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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby True Grit Farms » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:54 pm

Caustic Burno wrote:Lot of cows dumped here this Tuesday

http://www.easttexaslivestock.com/market-reports/

https://www.agweb.com/mobile/article/th ... ted-press/
Guess this was mostly hoopla? Or just someone looking for freebies?
Can't find any numbers of how many cattle claims there was in Texas because of Hurricane Harvey.
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