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best time of year to sell a bull?

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:43 pm
by farmboy80
I've got a 17 month bull I'm wanting to sell. Just wanted to know opinions on when to advertise him for sale. When are people looking for a bull, i guess is what I'm asking.
He's angus, limosin cross with just a touch of Brahma, red in color. In case anyone was wanting to know.

Re: best time of year to sell a bull?

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:00 pm
by MtnCows93
id advertise him now, fall calving is gonna start and somebody is always looking for a bull

Re: best time of year to sell a bull?

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:19 am
by dun
Remember that unless he is a virgin he has to have a negative trich test. It's the law in MO

Re: best time of year to sell a bull?

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:08 pm
by MRRherefords
We sell ours March through May and always get them all sold.

Re: best time of year to sell a bull?

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:05 pm
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
MRRherefords wrote:We sell ours March through May and always get them all sold.

Yes, and you sell quality registered bulls that are salable. Not a 3-way cross.
What does he weigh?

Re: best time of year to sell a bull?

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:13 pm
by Muddy
Not much demand for a mongrel bull. I seen a good numbers of crossbred bulls on Craigslist and they've been on Craigslist for months & their price keeps changing to reduced price.

Re: best time of year to sell a bull?

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:00 pm
by sim.-ang.king
Send him to the salebarn, they sell bulls year round.

Then go out and buy a PB bull.

Re: best time of year to sell a bull?

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:03 pm
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
Sale barn bulls are bringing $1/lb at local barn.

Re: best time of year to sell a bull?

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:27 pm
by elkwc
I would advertise him now on social media. There are several sites on FB. Also cattle range and craig's list are other options. I was always told the best time to sell a horse or cattle was when there was a buyer looking for them. What does he weigh? If he is a nice looking bull you might get a little more than he would bring at the sale barn. I know of a breeder who took several nice bred registered Angus bulls to a sale barn recently. I don't think it went good. The bull market here is glutted. Too many have bull pens still partially full and some have decided to empty them.

Re: best time of year to sell a bull?

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:17 pm
by TCRanch
For a 3-way you might be better off trying to sell to one of your neighbors that just want something red. There are a lot of people in my area that just want black, could care less about the pedigree, EPD's etc. If it were my bull I'd take him to the Sale Barn unless there's just something special about him. And sooner rather than later.

Re: best time of year to sell a bull?

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:02 pm
by WalnutCrest
The best time to sell a bull is when the buyer shows up with his/her checkbook.

Re: best time of year to sell a bull?

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:32 pm
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
OP has disappeared.