Looking for a good Wagyu bull

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Re: Looking for a good Wagyu bull

Postby NonTypicalCPA » Tue May 22, 2018 8:01 pm

My plan is to add a fullblood cow to my small herd as soon as I sell a few animals so I can compare the cross and fullblood side by side.
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Re: Looking for a good Wagyu bull

Postby NonTypicalCPA » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:38 am

Well we brought this guy home yesterday. 18 months old and 968lbs. Looking forward to seeing what he brings to our herds, and how he fills out with age. I also attached a picture of his sire.

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Re: Looking for a good Wagyu bull

Postby wbvs58 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:01 pm

He will be OK as long as you can hide him and won't have to look at him.

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Re: Looking for a good Wagyu bull

Postby NonTypicalCPA » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:13 pm

They definitely don’t have your typical beef cattle frame, but when you can sell weaned calves for $5,000 and up, who really cares?

Plus right now I’m just producing F1’s and all my girls have big butts to bring to the table.
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Re: Looking for a good Wagyu bull

Postby wbvs58 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:13 am

Your market must be different to ours. People do well with the Angus F1 weaners but those big dollars aren't available until they have been fed for a long while.

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Re: Looking for a good Wagyu bull

Postby NonTypicalCPA » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:04 am

I think it’s part supply and demand. There aren’t a lot around us.
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Re: Looking for a good Wagyu bull

Postby Dogs and Cows » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:11 am

NonTypicalCPA wrote:I think it’s part supply and demand. There aren’t a lot around us.


I don't think there are a lot in my area, but I have seen them recently for $2500 to $2800 for bred heifers....
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Re: Looking for a good Wagyu bull

Postby NonTypicalCPA » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:54 am

Dogs and Cows wrote:
NonTypicalCPA wrote:I think it’s part supply and demand. There aren’t a lot around us.


I don't think there are a lot in my area, but I have seen them recently for $2500 to $2800 for bred heifers....


That’s about right if they’re pure blood. Full bloods bring a lot more.
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Re: Looking for a good Wagyu bull

Postby ALACOWMAN » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:04 pm

The only way I could get a program like that to fly here..is to sell the beef directly to the public..to many look at the outside of the animal,thinking they know what's on the inside..sad part is,,fat will sell one quicker to the average yahoo...
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Re: Looking for a good Wagyu bull

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:32 pm

NonTypicalCPA wrote:They definitely don’t have your typical beef cattle frame, but when you can sell weaned calves for $5,000 and up, who really cares?

Plus right now I’m just producing F1’s and all my girls have big butts to bring to the table.

So, you are saying, all your 1/2 blood calves sired by this bull are supposed to be worth $5000 at weaning age? Do you have your buyers lined up?
Or, are you saying PB/fullblood calves are worth $5000? bulls and/or heifers? Anyone can ask that price but are they getting it? I have a heifer I have priced at $6000 - which I hope NOT to sell. But, I have others priced at $2000-$4000 which I do expect to sell some of them at that price - after weaning.
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Re: Looking for a good Wagyu bull

Postby NonTypicalCPA » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:53 pm

The pure bloods bring the most money. The two farms I’ve contacted in the Midwest with good genetics price their heifers starting at $7,000. Our bull was $9,000. The only way that he was affordable is that a buddy went in on him with me. I fall calve and he springs.
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Re: Looking for a good Wagyu bull

Postby ALACOWMAN » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:49 pm

NonTypicalCPA wrote:The pure bloods bring the most money. The two farms I’ve contacted in the Midwest with good genetics price their heifers starting at $7,000. Our bull was $9,000. The only way that he was affordable is that a buddy went in on him with me. I fall calve and he springs.

Man your are a visionary...if I paid 9k for a animal That looked like that.. I'd have to be a regular Nostradamus :cboy:
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Re: Looking for a good Wagyu bull

Postby Son of Butch » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:13 pm

high priced live cover bulls sure helps make the hassle and costs of A.I. sync with proven sires easier to swallow.
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Re: Looking for a good Wagyu bull

Postby NonTypicalCPA » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:30 pm

Big risk, big return? Time will tell.
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Re: Looking for a good Wagyu bull

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:46 pm

Lot of voo-doo marketing out there. Interesting. Keep us posted.
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