Herford steers? B&W steers docked auction?

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Herford steers? B&W steers docked auction?

Post by Lrj505 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:44 pm

I made a steal of a trade for 10 pregnant herfords. They calved and of course were herfords. My question is should I steer them or sell as bulls? How much are they docked at the sale barn? I have a huge black angus bull for their next round of calves which will give me b and w face calves, are they docked big at sale barn ? I have included pics of a few calves. Thanks no experience with herfords.
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Re: Herford steers? B&W steers docked auction?

Post by JMJ Farms » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:24 pm

Look like good calves to me. Steer them and sell at barn. I’ve never seen BWF calves docked unless they were inferior. Usually bring a premium if anything.
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Re: Herford steers? B&W steers docked auction?

Post by Hogtiming » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:28 pm

Should not be docked

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Re: Herford steers? B&W steers docked auction?

Post by Lucky » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:57 pm

Those calves won’t get docked. BWF calves will do as good as blacks.

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Re: Herford steers? B&W steers docked auction?

Post by Nesikep » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:29 am

Since you don't know any history about them, steer them!
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Re: Herford steers? B&W steers docked auction?

Post by Lrj505 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:55 am

I do know that the sire is Pure Gold from Colyer Herefords from Idaho.

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Re: Herford steers? B&W steers docked auction?

Post by M.Magis » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:59 am

Sire of the calves or sire of the heifers?

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Re: Herford steers? B&W steers docked auction?

Post by Lrj505 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:16 am

Hiefers sorry didn’t explain right

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