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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby Hunter » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:01 am

Sold three yesterday.
1 mxd heifer that weighed 402 and brought 1.61
1 black steer that weighed 410 and brought 1.94
1 black heifer that weighed 505 and brought 1.62
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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby TexasBred » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:15 am

Dogs and Cows wrote:
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Son of Butch wrote:Yup and takes out the other 3 bidders that bought 560 lb groups, leaving a nice discount for a lone bidder.

Very few groups sold around here. 99% singles. All bring good prices. Most of the junk and/or calves with some sort of problem are cut off and sold early in the sales with "rainies".


TB...what are rainies??

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There was a thread on "rainies" last week but to me they are the little knot head calves that just don't look like they belong. Lower quality, some have physical problems. Cows included in the group would just be thin, older, physical problems....cattle that just look unthrifty in general and will always look that way.
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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby 1982vett » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:05 am

TexasBred wrote:
Dogs and Cows wrote:
TexasBred wrote:Very few groups sold around here. 99% singles. All bring good prices. Most of the junk and/or calves with some sort of problem are cut off and sold early in the sales with "rainies".


TB...what are rainies??

Thanks,

Tim

There was a thread on "rainies" last week but to me they are the little knot head calves that just don't look like they belong. Lower quality, some have physical problems. Cows included in the group would just be thin, older, physical problems....cattle that just look unthrifty in general and will always look that way.

Best money I ever got for a calf was $4.05 a pound for a 5 month old 250 pound knothead in 2014
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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby poorfarmer » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:23 pm

Hunter wrote:Sold three yesterday.
1 mxd heifer that weighed 402 and brought 1.61
1 black steer that weighed 410 and brought 1.94
1 black heifer that weighed 505 and brought 1.62

I would be happy with those prices :clap:
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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby TexasBred » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:49 pm

1982vett wrote:
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Dogs and Cows wrote:
TB...what are rainies??

Thanks,

Tim

There was a thread on "rainies" last week but to me they are the little knot head calves that just don't look like they belong. Lower quality, some have physical problems. Cows included in the group would just be thin, older, physical problems....cattle that just look unthrifty in general and will always look that way.

Best money I ever got for a calf was $4.05 a pound for a 5 month old 250 pound knothead in 2014

I got $5.29 for a 195 lb. half longhorn when the market was sky high too but he definitely wouln't quality as what I'm thinking of as a "knot head".
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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby Dave » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:56 am

I ate lunch Thursday with a rancher who had shipped a pot load of yearlings the day before. The steers weighed 875 and the heifers 835. He got $1.46 for the steers and $1.37 for the heifers. This was direct to a feedlot.
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Postby Stocker Steve » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:57 am

Dave wrote:I ate lunch Thursday with a rancher who had shipped a pot load of yearlings the day before. The steers weighed 875 and the heifers 835. He got $1.46 for the steers and $1.37 for the heifers. This was direct to a feedlot.


What did he back ground them on?
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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby Dave » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:47 pm

Stocker Steve wrote:
Dave wrote:I ate lunch Thursday with a rancher who had shipped a pot load of yearlings the day before. The steers weighed 875 and the heifers 835. He got $1.46 for the steers and $1.37 for the heifers. This was direct to a feedlot.


What did he back ground them on?


I never asked him. Mainly chopped alfalfa. I drove by his place half a dozen times last week. I can't recall any grain bin or other storage for bulk grain. And know he doesn't raise grain.
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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby bird dog » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:55 pm

Dave wrote:I ate lunch Thursday with a rancher who had shipped a pot load of yearlings the day before. The steers weighed 875 and the heifers 835. He got $1.46 for the steers and $1.37 for the heifers. This was direct to a feedlot.



About a $70,000 paycheck. two or three of those a year go a long way.

Thats a good price on heifers.
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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby kenny thomas » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:47 pm

bird dog wrote:
Dave wrote:I ate lunch Thursday with a rancher who had shipped a pot load of yearlings the day before. The steers weighed 875 and the heifers 835. He got $1.46 for the steers and $1.37 for the heifers. This was direct to a feedlot.



About a $70,000 paycheck. two or three of those a year go a long way.

Thats a good price on heifers.

But think, just a 2-3 years ago that load would have brought over $100,000. Wonder how much expenses have changed in the same time.
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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby Dave » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:39 am

bird dog wrote:
Dave wrote:I ate lunch Thursday with a rancher who had shipped a pot load of yearlings the day before. The steers weighed 875 and the heifers 835. He got $1.46 for the steers and $1.37 for the heifers. This was direct to a feedlot.



About a $70,000 paycheck. two or three of those a year go a long way.

Thats a good price on heifers.


I know that he shipped another load back in December and there are still more calves in the lot. I am guessing some where in the 300-400 momma cows. He said that he had his first calf of the year on Thursday. The guy I have been helping started calving back on Jan 20 and he is about half done with the spring calves and he has about 130 fall calves.
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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby bird dog » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:31 am

"But think, just a 2-3 years ago that load would have brought over $100,000. Wonder how much expenses have changed in the same time"

I was thinking about that yesterday after I wrote another $1000 check for something or another. I'm small potatoes but remember a 16,000 lb load of 750 lb calves I sent to OKC that brought home a $35,000 check after expenses. Good times.
I also remember all the cattle analysts saying it would last for 3 to 4 years as that's how long it would take to rebuild the nations herd. Well it was fun while it lasted. Not sure if we will ever see it again. Still averaging over $1.40 for a load of 8 weights is pretty good.
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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby Stocker Steve » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:54 am

Neighbor just sold all his cows. He is a numbers guy. Said he was breaking even at these prices.
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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby True Grit Farms » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:09 am

Stocker Steve wrote:Neighbor just sold all his cows. He is a numbers guy. Said he was breaking even at these prices.

My neighbor sold all 7 of his cows without letting me know awhile back. Kinda pizzed my off, especially since I've sold him good hay for $20 a roll for years. All his cows were out of my bulls and he had 3 that I'd of liked to have had. But I'm sure I'll get asked to go over there and disc and plant all his food plots.
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Re: Sale Barn Prices

Postby farmboy80 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:47 am

Sold two calves last Monday. Steer weighed 350 brought 1.70 a pound. Heifer weighed 399 brought 1.50 a pound. I'm very pleased. Wasn't planning on them doing that well.
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