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Nice surprise

Post by torogmc81 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:57 am

I took a 4 yr old cull on Monday to Bluegrass Stockyard, assuming i'd get my usaual $6-700 dollar check in the mail a few days later. Nope. I wasn't even close. She busted the scale at 1640, and brought .70 . Not only that, I had loaded her the night before, so she was in the trailer for 12-14 hours before off loading her. Not sure how much weight she would have lost being locked up that long.

Still not the ideal way to grab $1100, but I'll still take and it move on ….



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Re: Nice surprise

Post by JMJ Farms » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:23 am

Not bad. Not bad at all. Sure beats $600
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Re: Nice surprise

Post by TexasBred » Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:16 pm

torogmc81 wrote:I took a 4 yr old cull on Monday to Bluegrass Stockyard, assuming i'd get my usaual $6-700 dollar check in the mail a few days later. Nope. I wasn't even close. She busted the scale at 1640, and brought .70 . Not only that, I had loaded her the night before, so she was in the trailer for 12-14 hours before off loading her. Not sure how much weight she would have lost being locked up that long.

Still not the ideal way to grab $1100, but I'll still take and it move on ….

She would have lost some but probably rehydrated well once unloaded at the sale barn and found the water trough. She did awfully good.
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Re: Nice surprise

Post by torogmc81 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:59 pm

Culled her dam on Monday and got the check today.

1605# @.55

Not going to complain one bit

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Re: Nice surprise

Post by Midtenn » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:35 pm

That's unheard of here lately. The best kill cows are bringing .45 maybe .50.
Wonder if she was real nice did she look heavy bred or something?

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Re: Nice surprise

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:39 am

Midtenn wrote:That's unheard of here lately. The best kill cows are bringing .45 maybe .50.
Wonder if she was real nice did she look heavy bred or something?


Sounds like somebody might have bought her to take back to the farm.
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Re: Nice surprise

Post by kenny thomas » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:46 am

A few cows from .50-.55 here also.
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Re: Nice surprise

Post by torogmc81 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:21 am

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Midtenn wrote:That's unheard of here lately. The best kill cows are bringing .45 maybe .50.
Wonder if she was real nice did she look heavy bred or something?


Sounds like somebody might have bought her to take back to the farm.

Yea possible, brought her in wet, but her bag is always high and tight. She'd work for someone, breeds to a bull in a heartbeat but taking a straw she's been a pain in our rear. She doesn't look bred but she's never lost condition even with having pulled a late May bull calf off her that morning we hauled

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Re: Nice surprise

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:11 pm

torogmc81 wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Midtenn wrote:That's unheard of here lately. The best kill cows are bringing .45 maybe .50.
Wonder if she was real nice did she look heavy bred or something?


Sounds like somebody might have bought her to take back to the farm.

Yea possible, brought her in wet, but her bag is always high and tight. She'd work for someone, breeds to a bull in a heartbeat but taking a straw she's been a pain in our rear. She doesn't look bred but she's never lost condition even with having pulled a late May bull calf off her that morning we hauled


I'd be happy to own her.
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Re: Nice surprise

Post by Nesikep » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:03 pm

I have a BIG old cow that I might have to cull here soon.. I think she's coming up open. I got slaughtered with the last few I brought, she should get a good price though, she's meaty and about 17-1800 lbs.. I'll wait a little until there's grass and I'm sure she's open. She's 15 years old but doesn't look it.
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Re: Nice surprise

Post by Mat Man » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:28 pm

You did good
I had a old cow come up open
Sold her last week @ .45
Have a young one open that’s fixing to go

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Re: Nice surprise

Post by jltrent » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:49 pm

Does your normal cows weigh a ton?

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