She Paid Her Way

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She Paid Her Way

Postby Rafter S » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:21 pm

I've recently lost some of my rent pasture so I needed to cut back. I took a few to the auction barn last Saturday, and I told them to palpate the cows. One of them was a Brangus cow I bought in a group of 5 short bred 2-year-olds in the fall of 2008 for $875.00 each. She's raised 8 calves for me, and she sold as a 7-month bred Short and Solid for $860.00.

Of course, to balance that out, I bought a really nice Brangus bull for $3500.00 in the fall of 2014. Last year there was a gap of about 1 month in the cows calving in his pasture, but I figured maybe he'd had a little infection or something and didn't think much about it. Had him tested early last spring and he was fine, so I turned him back out. Out of 20 cows I got two calves from him this year. Thankfully I had moved my Hereford bull in with him at the tail end of the breeding season, so they've nearly all calved now. Anyway, he brought $1348.65 across the scale.
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