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Headed to the barn

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:19 am
by snoopdog
Hauled my calves last night , 60 days weaned to the barn , 6 steers and 5 heifers. Kept 3 girls . I would have liked to kept them a little longer , but it's dry, and we really need to cut everything we have for a second cutting of hay. It looks like a slight upwards movement in the market , so we'll see. I know they will do as good as any , just hope buyer confidence is up. Can't wait for sale barn food !

Re: Headed to the barn

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:00 am
by farmerjan
Good luck. Prices here are down .10 to .25 on most everything but that is typical for July. Best to sell by june or wait til later in august here. We are getting a little dry in spots but there has been rain around. 40-50% chance here today, spotty, then sun and near 90 through saturday, then several days of typical t-storms. We have about 4 acres of alfalfa mix pasture hay on the ground so I hope we are in the missed part of hit or miss showers today. Will get it made before the weekend and then the rain will be welcome on the cut fields.

Re: Headed to the barn

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:06 am
by BRYANT
snoopdog wrote:Hauled my calves last night , 60 days weaned to the barn , 6 steers and 5 heifers. Kept 3 girls . I would have liked to kept them a little longer , but it's dry, and we really need to cut everything we have for a second cutting of hay. It looks like a slight upwards movement in the market , so we'll see. I know they will do as good as any , just hope buyer confidence is up. Can't wait for sale barn food !

Where you take them to ,El Reno ? Watched them sell some cows Mon. and they look to be doing better than they were a couple weeks ago at Bristow ??? never know its kind of luck of the draw. Hope they do well for you.

Re: Headed to the barn

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:10 am
by BRYANT
Forget that last post I thought you were from NW Okla. El Reno would probably be to far away.

Re: Headed to the barn

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:19 am
by TCRanch
Good luck! There was a ton of early consignments for our sale today, including 550 700-850 lb. heifers from one producer.

Re: Headed to the barn

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:57 pm
by bird dog
I sold some at OKC on Monday. 600 lb steers brought $1.50. 550 lb heifers brought $1.38. 625 lb heifers brought $1.30.

Only weaned 3 weeks as my grass has burned up and I had to get some animals off the place. With the hot weather and being short weaned they also shrunk more than I am used to, about 4%. I am not a big fan of selling in the hottest part of the year but sometimes you just don't have a choice.

Re: Headed to the barn

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:15 pm
by snoopdog
Pretty happy , steers avg 650lb @ 1.51, heifers 568lb @ 1.33. Mine brought .02 more than any there , so that was a real source of pride. Its raining now and my truck windows are down , I do not care , I ain't rolling them up!

Re: Headed to the barn

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:12 pm
by Brute 23
bird dog wrote:I sold some at OKC on Monday. 600 lb steers brought $1.50. 550 lb heifers brought $1.38. 625 lb heifers brought $1.30.

Only weaned 3 weeks as my grass has burned up and I had to get some animals off the place. With the hot weather and being short weaned they also shrunk more than I am used to, about 4%. I am not a big fan of selling in the hottest part of the year but sometimes you just don't have a choice.


Nothing wrong with that. I hauling about the same size calves tomorrow and hoping to get the same results.

Re: Headed to the barn

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:06 pm
by snoopdog
Brute 23 wrote:
bird dog wrote:I sold some at OKC on Monday. 600 lb steers brought $1.50. 550 lb heifers brought $1.38. 625 lb heifers brought $1.30.

Only weaned 3 weeks as my grass has burned up and I had to get some animals off the place. With the hot weather and being short weaned they also shrunk more than I am used to, about 4%. I am not a big fan of selling in the hottest part of the year but sometimes you just don't have a choice.


Nothing wrong with that. I hauling about the same size calves tomorrow and hoping to get the same results.
I think you will , the buzz was the futures , but they held steady all day . Good Luck .

Re: Headed to the barn

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:12 pm
by Allenw
snoopdog wrote:Pretty happy , steers avg 650lb @ 1.51, heifers 568lb @ 1.33. Mine brought .02 more than any there , so that was a real source of pride. Its raining now and my truck windows are down , I do not care , I ain't rolling them up!


Sounds good especially the rain. I have a three week calf to pull and take tomorrow, I've had the cow and her twins shut up for about two weeks now. She has straightened up and is doing good, just can't take good care of two calves.

Re: Headed to the barn

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:35 pm
by snoopdog
Allenw wrote:
snoopdog wrote:Pretty happy , steers avg 650lb @ 1.51, heifers 568lb @ 1.33. Mine brought .02 more than any there , so that was a real source of pride. Its raining now and my truck windows are down , I do not care , I ain't rolling them up!


Sounds good especially the rain. I have a three week calf to pull and take tomorrow, I've had the cow and her twins shut up for about two weeks now. She has straightened up and is doing good, just can't take good care of two calves.
We got 1.1 inches , more than we got in all of june!

Re: Headed to the barn

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:43 pm
by kenny thomas
snoopdog wrote:
Brute 23 wrote:
bird dog wrote:I sold some at OKC on Monday. 600 lb steers brought $1.50. 550 lb heifers brought $1.38. 625 lb heifers brought $1.30.

Only weaned 3 weeks as my grass has burned up and I had to get some animals off the place. With the hot weather and being short weaned they also shrunk more than I am used to, about 4%. I am not a big fan of selling in the hottest part of the year but sometimes you just don't have a choice.


Nothing wrong with that. I hauling about the same size calves tomorrow and hoping to get the same results.
I think you will , the buzz was the futures , but they held steady all day . Good Luck .

Feeder calf futures dropped bad today. Ended the day about 2.50 down

Re: Headed to the barn

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:52 pm
by snoopdog
kenny thomas wrote:
snoopdog wrote:
Brute 23 wrote:
Nothing wrong with that. I hauling about the same size calves tomorrow and hoping to get the same results.
I think you will , the buzz was the futures , but they held steady all day . Good Luck .

Feeder calf futures dropped bad today. Ended the day about 2.50 down
What I meant to say kenny, was the prices stayed steady at the barn , so apparently there was demand. I only stayed about 4hrs, and they were still selling calves .

Re: Headed to the barn

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:46 pm
by kenny thomas
Futures were back up today.

Re: Headed to the barn

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:12 pm
by True Grit Farms
kenny thomas wrote:Futures were back up today.

We need to figure out how to get the paper pushers out of the cattle market.