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A first for me.

Post by southernultrablack » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:07 am

Sold a weaned and vaccinated heifer at one of the local barns this week. Not a particularly pretty heifer, but about 500 pounds. She brought about .70 a pound! Are you kidding me?! That’s the worst I have ever done I believe. Hope to not do that again.



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Re: A first for me.

Post by Ky hills » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:09 am

southernultrablack wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:07 am
Sold a weaned and vaccinated heifer at one of the local barns this week. Not a particularly pretty heifer, but about 500 pounds. She brought about .70 a pound! Are you kidding me?! That’s the worst I have ever done I believe. Hope to not do that again.
That does seem low even if she was a common looking calf. Did you see her sell? She could have gotten hurt at the stockyards and shown a limp in the ring or maybe she got excited and acted wild. Though, usually on that size feeders the disposition doesn’t get that much dock.

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Re: A first for me.

Post by A.J. » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:15 am

Sorry to hear that. That sounds way off. Did they note anything on her on your check?

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Post by southernultrablack » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:41 am

I did not see her sell, but I did call the barn and they pretty much told me that’s what 500 pound heifers have been bringing. I told him the sale report from another local barn from the day before was much higher, and he said that report wasn’t worth a flip.

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Re: A first for me.

Post by Dave » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:04 am

We are a long ways apart but..... I watched a big feeder sale at Toppenish on Tuesday. 500 pound heifers were a solid $1.30. I bought a dozen 450 pound heifers yesterday a La Grande. Paid $1.33. Even with the distance I seriously doubt that they are worth nearly double up here. If that is the case we need to buy up several truck loads and ship them up here.

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Re: A first for me.

Post by shaz » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:09 am

southernultrablack wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:07 am
Sold a weaned and vaccinated heifer at one of the local barns this week. Not a particularly pretty heifer, but about 500 pounds. She brought about .70 a pound! Are you kidding me?! That’s the worst I have ever done I believe. Hope to not do that again.
I've seen that for short fat heifers. What sale barn was this if you don't mind?
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Re: A first for me.

Post by Ky hills » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:13 am

I just checked the sale report from our closest stockyards that we usually sell at. Heifers there medium to large 500-550 lbs ranged from $1.10-1.17 and the value added ones of same weight range $1.20-1.25.

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Re: A first for me.

Post by southernultrablack » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:25 am

shaz wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:09 am
southernultrablack wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:07 am
Sold a weaned and vaccinated heifer at one of the local barns this week. Not a particularly pretty heifer, but about 500 pounds. She brought about .70 a pound! Are you kidding me?! That’s the worst I have ever done I believe. Hope to not do that again.
I've seen that for short fat heifers. What sale barn was this if you don't mind?
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Re: A first for me.

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:17 pm

Being a single - not a group - didn't help, but that is way off pricing. sucks going to a sale barn. You are at their mercy.
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