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Re: Not happy

Postby AZAggie » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:29 pm

Cross-7 wrote:
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Cross-7 wrote:Im not a cattle expert, but I'm 99.9% sure that putting that much ear on yours calves in your location that you're going to get the same sale results

I think you are correct. It was probably a combination of things, but I'm pretty sure I'm not taking my next batch to that sale barn. I'll drive them 100 miles to El Reno. Much bigger auction with a lot more buyers.


Again I'm not an expert but I'd suggest a different bull, JMO
I have an Angus bull that has been with my cows since last spring. I shouldn't have anything but black calves this next year. This bull replaced our old Hereford bull.
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Re: Not happy

Postby AZAggie » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:38 pm

Brute 23 wrote:
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AZAggie wrote:I think you are correct. It was probably a combination of things, but I'm pretty sure I'm not taking my next batch to that sale barn. I'll drive them 100 miles to El Reno. Much bigger auction with a lot more buyers.


Again I'm not an expert but I'd suggest a different bull, JMO


That animal would have brought .90 here too. Nothing wrong with the bull. That calf looks malnurished. The bull calf only weighed 500-600 at 8 months old. Need to take a hard look at its "Angus" momma. That calf does not show the traits of that bull other than the ears.

Here is an F1 bull with the exact same Brahman X Angus breeding.
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This is a Brahman X Angus, F1 heifer.
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That probably wasn't the best picture to use. That was a bottle calf, and it was only about 3-4 months old in that picture.
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Re: Not happy

Postby Brute 23 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:41 pm

That makes sense by the look of the calf.

Now is a touchy time to sell Brahman influence. If you combine the glut of calves, an unfriendly barn, going in to winter, maybe a less than perfect animal you can take a beating if all the stars line up. We have all been there and taken our licks.

I would still use another barn though just because.
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Re: Not happy

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:58 pm

I continue to learn new things every day around here.
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Re: Not happy

Postby Cross-7 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:23 pm

My favorite cow.
I prefer brangus cows but eared calves don't sell well here.
Idk why but there are more red cows than black in this area.

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Re: Not happy

Postby DLD » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:04 pm

I’m not surprised that your eared calves didn’t get along at Elk. I work at Clinton, and they don’t get along here any time of the year. I’m not sure what sale barns in Texas that are closer to you might do with them, but I know they’ll do better (at least have in the past) at Apache, though I believe farther south and east would be better yet.
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Re: Not happy

Postby Cross-7 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:36 pm

Tulia TX is a good sale and eared calves do good if they don't show too much ear.
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Re: Not happy

Postby Cross-7 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:00 pm

Cross-7 wrote:My favorite cow.
I prefer brangus cows but eared calves don't sell well here.
Idk why but there are more red cows than black in this area.

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This a better looking cow but the first raises a better calf each year
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Re: Not happy

Postby AZAggie » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:40 pm

I did MUCH better at the sale this time. I'm feeling relieved.
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Re: Not happy

Postby ClinchValley » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:21 pm

Very much glad to hear it. I missed your post last fall.

Any pics this time around? Of what ya sold.
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Re: Not happy

Postby AZAggie » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:31 pm

ClinchValley wrote:Very much glad to hear it. I missed your post last fall.

Any pics this time around? Of what ya sold.
They were all either Angus/Hereford or straight Angus calves.

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