Synovex? Implants?? First timer

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Synovex? Implants?? First timer

Postby Lrj505 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:38 pm

I have 6 steers that are about 2 months. And another 15 that just hit the ground. I want to implant and sell the older 6 in November, I have never used implants. My question is which one is best? Calves are about 250-300 pounds now. Some are brangus x angus and some are full blooded herfords. Or should I just wean them and not implant and sell ALL calves February/March when I will make more money ? I have free grass alfalfa pasture November -March. And can supplement if needed.
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Re: Synovex? Implants?? First timer

Postby cjmc » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:51 pm

Since you mentioned Synovex, you would be looking at using Synovex-C. That implant lasts between 50-75 Days. So you would want to implant at least 75 days before you sell them to capture the full dose of the implant. Do not implant heifers you plan on keeping to breed as it might reduce their conception rates.

When will you make more money- if you have FREE grass/alfalfa pasture I would be inclined to keep them (regardless of implant strategy). Your cost of gain would likely be much lower than the value of gain making you more money than if you sold them this fall.
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Postby Lrj505 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:19 pm

As far as heifers . If I can get $1.80 500-600cwt with an implant and free pasture and sell in March. Would it be better to sell my hiefers and buy a replacement or a bred cow? 3rd stage commercial solid mouth cows are going for $750 Ish in my area. Thanks for advice
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Postby True Grit Farms » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:59 pm

Lrj505 wrote:As far as heifers . If I can get $1.80 500-600cwt with an implant and free pasture and sell in March. Would it be better to sell my hiefers and buy a replacement or a bred cow? 3rd stage commercial solid mouth cows are going for $750 Ish in my area. Thanks for advice

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Re: Synovex? Implants?? First timer

Postby Lrj505 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:40 pm

South of Albuquerque. Major drought here cows are cheap
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Postby JMJ Farms » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:40 pm

Lrj505 wrote:South of Albuquerque. Major drought here cows are cheap


Cows may be but calves sure ain’t. 500-600 pound heifers @ $1.80 sounds dang good to me. I’d like to get in on a little of that.
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Re: Synovex? Implants?? First timer

Postby bird dog » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:01 pm

Lrj505 wrote:As far as heifers . If I can get $1.80 500-600cwt with an implant and free pasture and sell in March. Would it be better to sell my hiefers and buy a replacement or a bred cow? 3rd stage commercial solid mouth cows are going for $750 Ish in my area. Thanks for advice


If you can get that price , than by all means swap them for bred cows. But in all honesty, that price seems unreasonable. You would be lucky to get that for steers.

http://belenlivestockauction.com/

It looks like you are getting .35LB above the best ones at Belen.
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Postby Lrj505 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:17 pm

Sell in Nebraska not local
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Re: Synovex? Implants?? First timer

Postby bird dog » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:49 am

Well I admit those are good prices even though its not current. Probably pretty close to the same today. Your picking the best price of a 500- 550 for your your 500-600's. I would use about $1.60/lb minus freight and commission to do your math.

Are you hauling them yourself to Omaha? Thats a long trip. People think I'm nuts hauling to OKC
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Re: Synovex? Implants?? First timer

Postby Lrj505 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:29 pm

Yes I figure $250 a head more before diesel. 800 miles. I take at least 20 at a time.
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Postby Lrj505 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:33 pm

Oklahoma City is only 6 hours from me. Maybe I should look there.
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Postby JMJ Farms » Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:03 pm

Lrj505 wrote:Yes I figure $250 a head more before diesel. 800 miles. I take at least 20 at a time.


$250 more per head or $25 more per head? Surely you’re not burning $5k in diesel.
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