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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Post by poorfarmer » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:23 pm

Hunter wrote:Sold three yesterday.
1 mxd heifer that weighed 402 and brought 1.61
1 black steer that weighed 410 and brought 1.94
1 black heifer that weighed 505 and brought 1.62

I would be happy with those prices :clap:

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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Post by TexasBred » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:49 pm

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TB...what are rainies??

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There was a thread on "rainies" last week but to me they are the little knot head calves that just don't look like they belong. Lower quality, some have physical problems. Cows included in the group would just be thin, older, physical problems....cattle that just look unthrifty in general and will always look that way.

Best money I ever got for a calf was $4.05 a pound for a 5 month old 250 pound knothead in 2014

I got $5.29 for a 195 lb. half longhorn when the market was sky high too but he definitely wouln't quality as what I'm thinking of as a "knot head".
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Post by Dave » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:56 am

I ate lunch Thursday with a rancher who had shipped a pot load of yearlings the day before. The steers weighed 875 and the heifers 835. He got $1.46 for the steers and $1.37 for the heifers. This was direct to a feedlot.

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Post by Stocker Steve » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:57 am

Dave wrote:I ate lunch Thursday with a rancher who had shipped a pot load of yearlings the day before. The steers weighed 875 and the heifers 835. He got $1.46 for the steers and $1.37 for the heifers. This was direct to a feedlot.


What did he back ground them on?
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Post by Dave » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:47 pm

Stocker Steve wrote:
Dave wrote:I ate lunch Thursday with a rancher who had shipped a pot load of yearlings the day before. The steers weighed 875 and the heifers 835. He got $1.46 for the steers and $1.37 for the heifers. This was direct to a feedlot.


What did he back ground them on?


I never asked him. Mainly chopped alfalfa. I drove by his place half a dozen times last week. I can't recall any grain bin or other storage for bulk grain. And know he doesn't raise grain.

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Post by bird dog » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:55 pm

Dave wrote:I ate lunch Thursday with a rancher who had shipped a pot load of yearlings the day before. The steers weighed 875 and the heifers 835. He got $1.46 for the steers and $1.37 for the heifers. This was direct to a feedlot.



About a $70,000 paycheck. two or three of those a year go a long way.

Thats a good price on heifers.

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Post by kenny thomas » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:47 pm

bird dog wrote:
Dave wrote:I ate lunch Thursday with a rancher who had shipped a pot load of yearlings the day before. The steers weighed 875 and the heifers 835. He got $1.46 for the steers and $1.37 for the heifers. This was direct to a feedlot.



About a $70,000 paycheck. two or three of those a year go a long way.

Thats a good price on heifers.

But think, just a 2-3 years ago that load would have brought over $100,000. Wonder how much expenses have changed in the same time.
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Post by Dave » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:39 pm

bird dog wrote:
Dave wrote:I ate lunch Thursday with a rancher who had shipped a pot load of yearlings the day before. The steers weighed 875 and the heifers 835. He got $1.46 for the steers and $1.37 for the heifers. This was direct to a feedlot.



About a $70,000 paycheck. two or three of those a year go a long way.

Thats a good price on heifers.


I know that he shipped another load back in December and there are still more calves in the lot. I am guessing some where in the 300-400 momma cows. He said that he had his first calf of the year on Thursday. The guy I have been helping started calving back on Jan 20 and he is about half done with the spring calves and he has about 130 fall calves.

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Post by bird dog » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:31 am

"But think, just a 2-3 years ago that load would have brought over $100,000. Wonder how much expenses have changed in the same time"

I was thinking about that yesterday after I wrote another $1000 check for something or another. I'm small potatoes but remember a 16,000 lb load of 750 lb calves I sent to OKC that brought home a $35,000 check after expenses. Good times.
I also remember all the cattle analysts saying it would last for 3 to 4 years as that's how long it would take to rebuild the nations herd. Well it was fun while it lasted. Not sure if we will ever see it again. Still averaging over $1.40 for a load of 8 weights is pretty good.

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Post by Stocker Steve » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:54 am

Neighbor just sold all his cows. He is a numbers guy. Said he was breaking even at these prices.
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Post by True Grit Farms » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:09 am

Stocker Steve wrote:Neighbor just sold all his cows. He is a numbers guy. Said he was breaking even at these prices.

My neighbor sold all 7 of his cows without letting me know awhile back. Kinda pizzed my off, especially since I've sold him good hay for $20 a roll for years. All his cows were out of my bulls and he had 3 that I'd of liked to have had. But I'm sure I'll get asked to go over there and disc and plant all his food plots.
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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Post by farmboy80 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:47 am

Sold two calves last Monday. Steer weighed 350 brought 1.70 a pound. Heifer weighed 399 brought 1.50 a pound. I'm very pleased. Wasn't planning on them doing that well.
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Post by Stocker Steve » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:46 am

Talking heads were saying that we would be buried under a mountain of meat. What a way to go.

Now the talking heads are saying that more folks will be avoiding those nasty white meats, by using their tax cut money to buy something that tastes good. ;-) Who knows.
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Post by farmerjan » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:59 am

True Grit Farms wrote:
Stocker Steve wrote:Neighbor just sold all his cows. He is a numbers guy. Said he was breaking even at these prices.

My neighbor sold all 7 of his cows without letting me know awhile back. Kinda pizzed my off, especially since I've sold him good hay for $20 a roll for years. All his cows were out of my bulls and he had 3 that I'd of liked to have had. But I'm sure I'll get asked to go over there and disc and plant all his food plots.


So now that you aren't having to "give away good hay" @ $20 a roll, you need to be charging for the time, fuel, wear and tear on your equipment to go over and disc and plant his food plots.
I am all for "neighborliness" , however there are those "neighbors" that always seem to get the better end of the deal. There is no point in getting mad, just get back your fair share. Not saying to gouge him, but the give away thing has to stop.
I told my son the other day I am tired of being the one that seems to always pay up front but there are always those that have a sob story or something and want you to carry them, loan them, let them pay on time....always something.
No longer are we financing any beef to anyone. We kill and give away beef to several of the ones we rent from. It's a courtesy, and in some cases, part of an agreement. We do work for anyone, it gets paid for. We sell hay, it gets paid for then and there, unless it is an established account.
We have a couple of friends that we would do anything for, and they would do it in return. There is no accounting or keeping track of who has done what. But after the first time we do for someone else and get no thanks or acknowledgement, or payback, or offer to help do something we need done, that is it. Our equipment doesn't run for nothing, our fuel isn't given to us, our time isn't free.
Had some friends like you, grit. Used our bull a couple of times. Paid for it once. Had a few heifers we liked. Said they would tell us when they were ready to sell any. Found out they were going to the sale barn. We were lucky, happened to be there and saw them unloaded. Saw the couple we liked. Had a friend buy them and got them cheaper than we had offered for them before they were weaned and left their farm. Then listened to the guy B%#$H and complain that he didn't get enough for them. TOUGH. Never let him use a bull again, not for free nor for payment.
We all get more for some cattle and less for some that we think they are worth. You take it as it comes. But treating your neighbors fairly, you hope/expect you will get treated fairly back. If you don't, LEARN FROM IT and stop it in it's tracks. Fair does not mean taking advantage, it just means being FAIR TO YOURSELF, as well as to another.

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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Post by No Rest Farm » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:08 pm

I sold a few calves yesterday. Most of my fall calves get weaned here at my house but I sent the worst to the sale. Three steers weighed an average of 355lb brought 1.75. A heifer that weighed 535 brought 1.44.

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