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Selling directly to San Angelo meat packers

Postby callmefence » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:02 am

Seems like someone was talking about selling directly to the packers in San Angelo.anybody remember who? Or does anyone have any experience with this.
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Re: Selling directly to San Angelo meat packers

Postby greybeard » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:49 pm

Dunno about your question, but that rendering plant out on Bell St, San Angelo is about the foulest smelling thing I've ever been around or down wind of.
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Postby Caustic Burno » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:49 pm

That’s Lone Star they are the largest buyer of kill cows in this area through the ring.
Never seen them buy feeders.
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Re: Selling directly to San Angelo meat packers

Postby callmefence » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:12 pm

Caustic Burno wrote:That’s Lone Star they are the largest buyer of kill cows in this area through the ring.
Never seen them buy feeders.


There's at least four..lone Star, Texas , Caviness and at least one more. We sell stocker/feeders direct to capital in schewertner.
I'm thinking i can do the same with packers in SA . I think maybe it was ranchman90 who was going that route.If I can't raise him here I should have his number. Just have to find it.
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Re: Selling directly to San Angelo meat packers

Postby Texas PaPaw » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:39 pm

Think it was NolanCountyAg who sold them to Texas beef in San Angelo. IIRC think he said Texas was paying 20 cents more than Lone Star at that time. Am hearing there is some backlog at these plants so would be sure to coordinate with them for delivery date.
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Re: Selling directly to San Angelo meat packers

Postby RanchMan90 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:56 pm

Yep, BC brought this up a while back too. Cow and bull packers:

Caviness Beef Packers in Hereford, TX
FPL Foods in Augusta, GA
Central Valley Meat in Hanford, CA
Lone Star Beef in San Angelo, TX
Central Beef in Center Hill, FL
Booker Pack in Booker, TX
Cargill Meat – has multiple locations
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Postby NolanCountyAG » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:17 pm

That was me that brought it up the other day. Idk if they are listed as Texas Packers or san angelo packing but its just down the road from lonestar and they were paying 20 cents more than lonestar 2 weeks ago. I'd give each a call and see what they are paying now. The one that just started back up said they were paying more than LS to try and build their client base back up. They were doing 350/day when I hauled the other day. Those prices may not last past the first of the year.
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Postby NolanCountyAG » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:18 pm

Also, heard that Lone Star was turing people away not too long ago as well.
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Re: Selling directly to San Angelo meat packers

Postby Brute 23 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:59 am

NolanCountyAG wrote:That was me that brought it up the other day. Idk if they are listed as Texas Packers or san angelo packing but its just down the road from lonestar and they were paying 20 cents more than lonestar 2 weeks ago. I'd give each a call and see what they are paying now. The one that just started back up said they were paying more than LS to try and build their client base back up. They were doing 350/day when I hauled the other day. Those prices may not last past the first of the year.


How does it work? You can and they tell you when to show up? They weight them when you offload them and cut you a check?
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Re: Selling directly to San Angelo meat packers

Postby callmefence » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:17 am

Brute 23 wrote:
NolanCountyAG wrote:That was me that brought it up the other day. Idk if they are listed as Texas Packers or san angelo packing but its just down the road from lonestar and they were paying 20 cents more than lonestar 2 weeks ago. I'd give each a call and see what they are paying now. The one that just started back up said they were paying more than LS to try and build their client base back up. They were doing 350/day when I hauled the other day. Those prices may not last past the first of the year.


How does it work? You can and they tell you when to show up? They weight them when you offload them and cut you a check?


Thanks brute.
My question exactly.
At capital, they sort into like groups weigh and cut you a check. If you don't like it you can load em back up.
Do the packers take small loads. A dozen or so at a time?
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Re: Selling directly to San Angelo meat packers

Postby Dave » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:51 am

I am a long ways from San Angelo and don't know how it works there. But I sold a load of cows direct to the kill plant this fall. I called them ahead and scheduled the delivery. They paid based on the dressed weight. I shipped on Tuesday. The cows were killed on Wednesday. The check was in Saturday's mail. I felt I did better than I would have done at the auction. I know a guy who hauls for people with a GN trailer. He takes in a load or two a week. Most of those loads come from multiple dairies mixed together.
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Re: Selling directly to San Angelo meat packers

Postby BC » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:18 am

Brute 23 wrote:
NolanCountyAG wrote:That was me that brought it up the other day. Idk if they are listed as Texas Packers or san angelo packing but its just down the road from lonestar and they were paying 20 cents more than lonestar 2 weeks ago. I'd give each a call and see what they are paying now. The one that just started back up said they were paying more than LS to try and build their client base back up. They were doing 350/day when I hauled the other day. Those prices may not last past the first of the year.


How does it work? You can and they tell you when to show up? They weight them when you offload them and cut you a check?

Brute, you get paid on dressed weight, not live.
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Re: Selling directly to San Angelo meat packers

Postby Caustic Burno » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:13 pm

Fine and dandy how do I know I am getting dressed weight for my calf.
I have worked several professions one was journeyman butcher that is a dead end job.
I can tell you from the kill floor to the cold room they all look the same.
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