"Cull Cow" Sales ?

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Re: "Cull Cow" Sales ?

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

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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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Re: "Cull Cow" Sales ?

Post by SBMF 2015 » Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:29 pm

Aaron wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:19 pm
W.B. wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:35 pm
Stocker Steve wrote:
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[quote=W.B. I guess hindsight is 20/20 but there are a lot of cows to liquidate yet.

Are you seeing unusual entire herd liquations ?
The 50 and under crowd is getting discouraged.
You mean they don't all have an 80k off-farm job, running 80 cows and 300-500k in debt? Because a bunch around here do and they seemed tickled pink. :shock: I don't know what it would take to get rid of some of these guys that flood the market with 250% subsidized calves, but I certainly wouldn't complain if it happened. Maybe if interest rates skyrocketed, but I doubt that will happen in the near future.
Whoa! Pump the breaks. I am part of the next generation raising cattle. I work hard every day, Christmas too. My cows pay the bills. Don't be grouping all of us young cattle producers with those playboy steer jocks.
The only reason I have cows is because I love raising cattle. You couldn't pay me enough to work this hard, but since I love it I'll keep working for free until this cycle turns around.
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Re: "Cull Cow" Sales ?

Post by ClinchValley86 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:33 am

SBMF 2015 wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:29 pm
Whoa! Pump the breaks. I am part of the next generation raising cattle. I work hard every day, Christmas too. My cows pay the bills. Don't be grouping all of us young cattle producers with those playboy steer jocks.
The only reason I have cows is because I love raising cattle. You couldn't pay me enough to work this hard, but since I love it I'll keep working for free until this cycle turns around.
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Feed em out and direct market. Screw the cycle. Cut numbers a bit if we have to. My experience so far is the cow calf gig is a good way to keep pastures from becoming overgrown. Lucky to make 100 to 200 profit per calf.

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