"Cull Cow" Sales ?

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Re: "Cull Cow" Sales ?

Post by W.B. » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:03 am

Stocker Steve wrote:
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[quote=W.B. I can’t say there is unusual herd liquidation because we have an older generation that is simply aging out. What I don’t see is any new blood in the business. We need a new generation of cow men and that is not happening. If we get a bad spring for calving then I see a tipping point that could get ugly.
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Are existing SD beef producers expanding as a generation ages out?
No, economics won't allow it. We have fed an unreal amount of feed the last 12 months. That is likely to continue with the rest of the winter. For those who have tried the economy method of winter feeding, their cows look like crap.



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Re: "Cull Cow" Sales ?

Post by Stocker Steve » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:51 pm

So there are empty pastures?
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Re: "Cull Cow" Sales ?

Post by gcreekrch » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:01 pm

W.B. wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:03 am
Stocker Steve wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:24 am
[quote=W.B. I can’t say there is unusual herd liquidation because we have an older generation that is simply aging out. What I don’t see is any new blood in the business. We need a new generation of cow men and that is not happening. If we get a bad spring for calving then I see a tipping point that could get ugly.
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Are existing SD beef producers expanding as a generation ages out?
For those who have tried the economy method of winter feeding, their cows look like crap.

Most often the case.
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Re: "Cull Cow" Sales ?

Post by W.B. » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:16 am

Stocker Steve wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:51 pm
So there are empty pastures?
Renting out pasture is easy. Most come from the east.

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Re: "Cull Cow" Sales ?

Post by Stocker Steve » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:53 pm

[quote=W.B. For those who have tried the economy method of winter feeding, their cows look like crap. [/quote

Mine are bale grazing cheap wild grass hay, along with 30 cents of a DDG protein mix every third day. They look OK even though the calves are still on them. I did have three thin cows last fall but I sold them. Problem solved. :cowboy:
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Re: "Cull Cow" Sales ?

Post by pricefarm » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:55 pm

Stocker Steve wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:53 pm
[quote=W.B. For those who have tried the economy method of winter feeding, their cows look like crap. [/quote

Mine are bale grazing cheap wild grass hay, along with 30 cents of a DDG protein mix every third day. They look OK even though the calves are still on them. I did have three thin cows last fall but I sold them. Problem solved. :cowboy:
How many pounds per head of the ddg are you feeding per cow?

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Re: "Cull Cow" Sales ?

Post by Stocker Steve » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:29 pm

Hay test called for 1.1 pounds per day per cow, so 3X that every third day. I am actually a little under that.

Can blend DDG with urea and a mineral package. I did.
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