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Re: Buying Calves

Post by pricefarm » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:41 pm

Ya I remember seeing Pendletons name come up I believe he did buy most of the Holsteins there. I don’t remember a Wheatley. And yes I remember Todd I believe he works in the ring. He bought a lot of light weight calves



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Re: Buying Calves

Post by kenny thomas » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:08 pm

Ronnie Wheatley is the auctioneer. But he will charge them to another name or to Paul Fleenor.
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Re: Buying Calves

Post by pricefarm » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:15 pm

kenny thomas wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:08 pm
Ronnie Wheatley is the auctioneer. But he will charge them to another name or to Paul Fleenor.
Ha ok. I knew his name was Ronnie but had no idea of his last name. That makes sense to me now. I bid on some nice 500 pounds heifers that where in a group of 5 or 6 I thought I had them bought then all the sudden there was another bid and he never even looked back at me to see if I wanted to bid again. What does he do with them ?

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Post by kenny thomas » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:18 pm

They go to a farm in Berea KY and are preconditioned and then sold as truckloads.
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Re: Buying Calves

Post by kenny thomas » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:24 pm

I haven't been to the Tri State yard in years but can still tell you what is going on. Todd Hurt is probably the one in the ring. He buys for a couple companies. Todd, Sanders, and a few more will be the Kingsport buyers.
If most people really realized what goes on at a sale they would be really surprised.
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Re: Buying Calves

Post by HDRider » Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:52 pm

kenny thomas wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:24 pm
I haven't been to the Tri State yard in years but can still tell you what is going on. Todd Hurt is probably the one in the ring. He buys for a couple companies. Todd, Sanders, and a few more will be the Kingsport buyers.
If most people really realized what goes on at a sale they would be really surprised.
Kenny,
I have no idea about what goes on at sales.

Could you start a thread and clue us in?

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Re: Buying Calves

Post by kenny thomas » Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:25 pm

It may not be the same everywhere but all over the east there are buyers, traders, weird things going on. Sometimes the buyers are also the traders if they know they will have orders for something in the next few days.
Al the guys mentioned are good people that make their living buying and selling calves.
My thoughts only, don't bet the farm on them. KT

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