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Re: Disappointed

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:46 pm
by CreekAngus
Dave wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:39 pm
That is 10-15 cents less than those size calves were here on Wednesday.
Where is the sale barn over there? Is it in LaGrande?

Re: Disappointed

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:08 am
by Dave
CreekAngus wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:46 pm
Dave wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:39 pm
That is 10-15 cents less than those size calves were here on Wednesday.
Where is the sale barn over there? Is it in LaGrande?
That was Vale. Vale is on Wednesday. La Grande is on Thursday. Both are a little over an hour from me.

Re: Disappointed

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:58 am
by CreekAngus
Dave wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:08 am
CreekAngus wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:46 pm
Dave wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:39 pm
That is 10-15 cents less than those size calves were here on Wednesday.
Where is the sale barn over there? Is it in LaGrande?
That was Vale. Vale is on Wednesday. La Grande is on Thursday. Both are a little over an hour from me.
Is one typically higher than the other?

Re: Disappointed

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:48 am
by Dave
CreekAngus wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:58 am
Dave wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:08 am
CreekAngus wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:46 pm


Where is the sale barn over there? Is it in LaGrande?
That was Vale. Vale is on Wednesday. La Grande is on Thursday. Both are a little over an hour from me.
Is one typically higher than the other?
Of course opinions on that vary. But I am thinking Vale is a better place to sell. There was a guy here who just sold out and retired last winter. You might know him or of him as he was a dentist in Chehalis for years Larry W. He told me that you buy in La Garnde and sell in Vail. My neighbor who runs 900 pairs sells in Vale.

Re: Disappointed

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:58 am
by greybeard
Dave wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:48 am
CreekAngus wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:58 am
Dave wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:08 am


That was Vale. Vale is on Wednesday. La Grande is on Thursday. Both are a little over an hour from me.
Is one typically higher than the other?
He told me that you buy in La Garnde and sell in Vail. My neighbor who runs 900 pairs sells in Vale.
A pity it ain't the other way around. You could buy in vale, load them up and haul them straight to La Grande and probably make a little $$ without ever having them at your place.

Re: Disappointed

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:38 am
by CreekAngus
greybeard wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:58 am
Dave wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:48 am
CreekAngus wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:58 am


Is one typically higher than the other?
He told me that you buy in La Garnde and sell in Vail. My neighbor who runs 900 pairs sells in Vale.
A pity it ain't the other way around. You could buy in vale, load them up and haul them straight to La Grande and probably make a little $$ without ever having them at your place.
They do that here, buying in Chehalis and then hauling a truck load over to Toppenish.

Re: Disappointed

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:31 pm
by Dave
CreekAngus wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:38 am
greybeard wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:58 am
Dave wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:48 am


He told me that you buy in La Garnde and sell in Vail. My neighbor who runs 900 pairs sells in Vale.
A pity it ain't the other way around. You could buy in vale, load them up and haul them straight to La Grande and probably make a little $$ without ever having them at your place.
They do that here, buying in Chehalis and then hauling a truck load over to Toppenish.
I did that more than once in Chehalis. But with Chehalis on Friday and Toppenish on Thursday you have to hold them 6 days. The price difference Chehalis/Toppenish is a lot more than Vale/La Grande.

Re: Disappointed

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:35 pm
by cowgirl8
Caustic Burno wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:08 pm
Hauled some mid 4 weight steers they brought near top dollar today. The prices suck.


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Did you haul them to OK City?

Re: Disappointed

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:53 pm
by Caustic Burno
No that’s a little out of the neighborhood by about 400 miles.

Re: Disappointed

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:18 pm
by Stocker Steve
Aaron wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:23 pm
Those prices might look pretty good once the fall run starts.
We have five (5) out of state experts here in August to make us profitable. How much can you afford pay for a two day event?

Re: Disappointed

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:56 pm
by Aaron
Stocker Steve wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:18 pm
Aaron wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:23 pm
Those prices might look pretty good once the fall run starts.
We have five (5) out of state experts here in August to make us profitable. How much can you afford pay for a two day event?
Well, if it's 5 and they are out of state, then they must obviously know how to make it rain money in Minnesota!

I honestly don't even go to local events to hear people speak anymore. Every time I did, I looked at the paper numbers and figures they are pushing, see what kind of vehicle they drove in with, and then ask, "So what do you do as a day job?" I have yet to meet one yet that says 'I ranch fulltime' and 'my wife doesn't work plus we have 5 kids'

Get me a whole truckload of those guys and I will pay big bucks to hear what they have to say. I keep being told that they don't exist.

The guys that do speak never seem to be real keen to tell me how much debt they are carrying.

Re: Disappointed

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:17 pm
by Stocker Steve
Common theme seems to be increasing stocking density while still having a high ADG and then selling meat direct to consumer. Please mail me U$S 700. I need to replace my rusty farm truck.

Re: Disappointed

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:23 pm
by Aaron
Stocker Steve wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:17 pm
Common theme seems to be increasing stocking density while still having a high ADG and then selling meat direct to consumer. Please mail me U$S 700. I need to replace my rusty farm truck.
Yeah, I'll pass on the selling direct to consumer. I am a cattleman, not a beef producer. Once it exits the ring, my job is done and I want nothing to do with the general public.

Your truck didn't look too rusty in my yard. MN winters have not been kind to it? :P

Also where are you picking up a new farm truck for $700? Are Chevy dealers hurting that bad?

Re: Disappointed

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:54 pm
by Stocker Steve
That's $700, or one 4 wt. steer, each. Go big or go home.

Re: Disappointed

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:59 am
by cowgirl8
Caustic Burno wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:53 pm
No that’s a little out of the neighborhood by about 400 miles.
But but but you’ll make so much more money. Not much further than I am. So much good advice here you shouldn’t pass up. Lol. Lol