Old registered pregnant angus $750

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Old registered pregnant angus $750

Postby Lrj505 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:59 pm

An old rancher is selling 2 old 6 months bred registered angus for $750 each. I looked up epds they ain’t anything great , but the price is. I am thinking of buying them letting them wean the calf’s . Keeping registered calf’s and selling moms, basically free registered calf’s . Cows are about 1,400 pounds. I have included their epds. Should I buy ? Any ideas ?
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Re: Old registered pregnant angus $750

Postby holm25 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:01 pm

I’d like to see pictures first..
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Re: Old registered pregnant angus $750

Postby 1982vett » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:27 pm

I got $890 for an 1520 lb open Angus cow yesterday. Just sayin.
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Re: Old registered pregnant angus $750

Postby Lrj505 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:29 pm

Slaughter price is about .52 a pound here. Plan is to try and breed them back and sell them on Craigslist. If not off to the plant.
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Re: Old registered pregnant angus $750

Postby Lrj505 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:31 pm

I am worried about 14 year old cows though
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Re: Old registered pregnant angus $750

Postby holm25 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:38 pm

It’s one of those deals that work out real sweet or really bite you in the arse.
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Re: Old registered pregnant angus $750

Postby Katpau » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:00 pm

Who are they bred to? Will you be able to register the calves? They have had almost no actual data reported, so actual EPDs could be much better or worse. I see one is a daughter of Leachman Saugahatchee 3000C. He was a popular sire of show calves in his day and semen is expensive when I have seen it sold. If they are indeed bred 6 months to a decent registered bull and they are healthy sound cows, it sounds like a good deal. At +50 cents per pound you will get your money back when you sell the cows. I would check disposition though. Saugahatchee had a bad reputation for disposition issues. I had an attractive Saugahatchee daughter that I ended up culling at an early age because she was very aggressive around her calves. She became a danger to be around. You had to keep an eye on her all of the time.
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Re: Old registered pregnant angus $750

Postby Lrj505 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:22 pm

Yes will be able to register calves. The epd data didn’t seem very good . Breed to a registered bull. Or worse case just re sell them ASAP. I don’t think I would keep them more than 1 calf.
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Re: Old registered pregnant angus $750

Postby Nesikep » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:11 pm

14 years is getting up there, but if they've got teeth left I'd go for it if they looked OK
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Re: Old registered pregnant angus $750

Postby Lrj505 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:16 pm

My other option without spending $2,500 a cow , is $1000 a head for four 16 month old “open” heifers.
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Re: Old registered pregnant angus $750

Postby elkwc » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:20 pm

14 y/o isn't that old IMO but again I believe in longtivity and select for it. We sorted old cows last week. Have 21 head 14 y/0 old and older. The oldest around 17. Everyone has a calf or had a calf this year. 8 are currently dry but weaned big calves a while back and all 8 will calf before Dec. A few wintered a little harder last winter but fat now and will be sold. The others will be kept another year as a calf will be worth more than they will bring at the sale. Sounds like a good deal to me provided they have longtivity. Too many Angus and Herefords have lost that.
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Re: Old registered pregnant angus $750

Postby Lrj505 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:23 pm

I could always roll the dice and try for 2 calves. Before I send them to MC Donald’s
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Re: Old registered pregnant angus $750

Postby ALACOWMAN » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:39 pm

Lrj505 wrote:I am worried about 14 year old cows though

I've got cows that would consider those girls heifers..
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Re: Old registered pregnant angus $750

Postby Stocker Steve » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:48 pm

Yes,
but mouth them before you make too many long term plans. :2cents:
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Re: Old registered pregnant angus $750

Postby wbvs58 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:07 am

I have bought cows that age and had several good calves from them.

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