Gardiner upcoming sale thoughts

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Gardiner upcoming sale thoughts

Post by hornedfrogbbq » Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:27 am

One of the better known names is having its sale soon. I've been through the catalog and I'd love to get any thoughts you have on their herd. Some thoughts:

-- They have a unique way of advertising and how they calculate their exclusive profit and value stats.

-- They have some seriously large CED numbers. Does this mean they have worked to have low birth weights or focused on hip diameter?

-- They focus very much on grade of their end product and focus on capturing premiums after slaughter. Is this a priority to anyone or would you prefer to focus on the value created at wean? Obviously we all want to have good animals on the rail...just trying to find out what folks feel about this.

Are there other things i should consider from them? Their warranty seems good and fair and they certainly have been around awhile.

thanks!

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Re: Gardiner upcoming sale thoughts

Post by NEFarmwife » Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:49 am

hornedfrogbbq wrote:One of the better known names is having its sale soon. I've been through the catalog and I'd love to get any thoughts you have on their herd. Some thoughts:

-- They have a unique way of advertising and how they calculate their exclusive profit and value stats.

-- They have some seriously large CED numbers. Does this mean they have worked to have low birth weights or focused on hip diameter?

-- They focus very much on grade of their end product and focus on capturing premiums after slaughter. Is this a priority to anyone or would you prefer to focus on the value created at wean? Obviously we all want to have good animals on the rail...just trying to find out what folks feel about this.

Are there other things i should consider from them? Their warranty seems good and fair and they certainly have been around awhile.

thanks!


What is bolded, for us... we take them directly to slaughter and the grade/premiums is how we profit in this cattle market. But I feel everything mentioned is important. I really do believe that more people are moving towards the end product because even if they sell at weaning, the cattle they're raising and selling as feeders are going to bring back repeat buyers.

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Re: Gardiner upcoming sale thoughts

Post by Son of Butch » Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:23 pm

Didn't they have a large portion of their herd "BBQ-d"?
Did it effect the depth or quality available in their sale offerings?

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Re: Gardiner upcoming sale thoughts

Post by Ebenezer » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:38 am

Glanced at the catalog, specifically pictures. The quest for carcass has evolved into semi-Wagyu types with sway backs and sagging bellies. Not sure I need feedlot genetics to try and fail in the pasture environment. I'll not bid so that you can buy them cheaper.

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Re: Gardiner upcoming sale thoughts

Post by hornedfrogbbq » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:58 am

Son of Butch wrote:Didn't they have a large portion of their herd "BBQ-d"?
Did it effect the depth or quality available in their sale offerings?


Sadly, they did lose alot of cattle but i'm unsure the number. They mention it again in their catalog.

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Re: Gardiner upcoming sale thoughts

Post by NEFarmwife » Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:39 am

Ebenezer wrote:Glanced at the catalog, specifically pictures. The quest for carcass has evolved into semi-Wagyu types with sway backs and sagging bellies. Not sure I need feedlot genetics to try and fail in the pasture environment. I'll not bid so that you can buy them cheaper.


I like soggy bellies but you're correct on the sway backs. I know there are a lot of head they're selling but they sure didn't offer up many pictures.

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Re: Gardiner upcoming sale thoughts

Post by Ebenezer » Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:27 pm

NEFarmwife wrote:
Ebenezer wrote:Glanced at the catalog, specifically pictures. The quest for carcass has evolved into semi-Wagyu types with sway backs and sagging bellies. Not sure I need feedlot genetics to try and fail in the pasture environment. I'll not bid so that you can buy them cheaper.


I like soggy bellies but you're correct on the sway backs. I know there are a lot of head they're selling but they sure didn't offer up many pictures.
Must be a better market for tripe there than here! :lol:

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Re: Gardiner upcoming sale thoughts

Post by elkwc » Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:00 pm

I agree with the statements that have been made and will add make sure you look at their feet and legs good for structural soundness. I will leave it at that.

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Re: Gardiner upcoming sale thoughts

Post by T & B farms » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:15 pm

You couldn’t pay me to use a gar bull.

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Re: Gardiner upcoming sale thoughts

Post by wbvs58 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:26 pm

People just love to hate GAR and yet they seem to be very successfull.

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Re: Gardiner upcoming sale thoughts

Post by TCRanch » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:44 pm

T & B farms wrote:You couldn’t pay me to use a gar bull.

Who do you like? I'll be bull shopping soon.

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Re: Gardiner upcoming sale thoughts

Post by T & B farms » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:51 pm

I am a big connealy fan. Cows I have out of their studs seem to just flat work for me.

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