Calves sold well

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Re: Calves sold well

Post by gcreekrch » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:47 pm

Dave wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:25 pm
HDRider wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:34 am
Sold 5 yesterday
153.38 Steers (3)
132.58 Heifers (2)

Avg. Weight 386#
We would be buying a semi load at those prices.
Unless they were southwestern exotics... aka Longhorns

380 weight steers bringing $2.35+ and heifers to $2.14 here.


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Re: Calves sold well

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:20 am

Rider - at that weight/price, did it even cover the cost of the cows' yearly expense?
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Re: Calves sold well

Post by Caustic Burno » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:30 am

It is getting real close to time to quit cows with these margins. The packers have become organized crime.
IMO we should all hold our cattle for a month or two, not one cow through the barns. A little unity might wake up the government to looking into the antitrust. Four packers controlling 85% of the market.
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Re: Calves sold well

Post by HDRider » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:27 am

pricefarm wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:05 pm
HDRider wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:34 am
Sold 5 yesterday
153.38 Steers (3)
132.58 Heifers (2)

Avg. Weight 386#
How come you sold calves so small? How old where they ?
I did not want to carry them into winter. ~5 months
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Re: Calves sold well

Post by HDRider » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:28 am

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:20 am
Rider - at that weight/price, did it even cover the cost of the cows' yearly expense?
No.
bball wrote: "The juice wasn't worth the squeeze."
Dun said, "You gotta be flexible. Do whatever you have to do for the best results within your limitations."

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Re: Calves sold well

Post by HDRider » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:30 am

Dave wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:25 pm
HDRider wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:34 am
Sold 5 yesterday
153.38 Steers (3)
132.58 Heifers (2)

Avg. Weight 386#
We would be buying a semi load at those prices.
The price was established by using the average of the three closest sale barns that publish prices. The two closest barns do not even post prices any longer.
bball wrote: "The juice wasn't worth the squeeze."
Dun said, "You gotta be flexible. Do whatever you have to do for the best results within your limitations."

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Re: Calves sold well

Post by HDRider » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:31 am

gcreekrch wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:47 pm
Dave wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:25 pm
HDRider wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:34 am
Sold 5 yesterday
153.38 Steers (3)
132.58 Heifers (2)

Avg. Weight 386#
We would be buying a semi load at those prices.
Unless they were southwestern exotics... aka Longhorns

380 weight steers bringing $2.35+ and heifers to $2.14 here.
These were beautiful black Angus. Shots, full boat.
bball wrote: "The juice wasn't worth the squeeze."
Dun said, "You gotta be flexible. Do whatever you have to do for the best results within your limitations."

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Re: Calves sold well

Post by HDRider » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:35 am

bball wrote: "The juice wasn't worth the squeeze."
Dun said, "You gotta be flexible. Do whatever you have to do for the best results within your limitations."

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Re: Calves sold well

Post by gcreekrch » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:41 am

HDRider wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:31 am
gcreekrch wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:47 pm
Dave wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:25 pm

We would be buying a semi load at those prices.
Unless they were southwestern exotics... aka Longhorns

380 weight steers bringing $2.35+ and heifers to $2.14 here.
These were beautiful black Angus. Shots, full boat.
Well done! :D

I am sorry your market is in the tank. The packers screwing is being felt everywhere.
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Re: Calves sold well

Post by HDRider » Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:06 pm

gcreekrch wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:47 pm
Dave wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:25 pm
HDRider wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:34 am
Sold 5 yesterday
153.38 Steers (3)
132.58 Heifers (2)

Avg. Weight 386#
We would be buying a semi load at those prices.
Unless they were southwestern exotics... aka Longhorns

380 weight steers bringing $2.35+ and heifers to $2.14 here.
Where are you?
bball wrote: "The juice wasn't worth the squeeze."
Dun said, "You gotta be flexible. Do whatever you have to do for the best results within your limitations."

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Re: Calves sold well

Post by Stocker Steve » Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:10 pm

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Re: Calves sold well

Post by HDRider » Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:18 pm

So $2.35 CD is $1.79 USD

Do they regulate the sales price of beef in Canada? Like they do dairy
bball wrote: "The juice wasn't worth the squeeze."
Dun said, "You gotta be flexible. Do whatever you have to do for the best results within your limitations."

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Re: Calves sold well

Post by Dave » Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:22 pm

HDRider wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:18 pm
So $2.35 CD is $1.79 USD

Do they regulate the sales price of beef in Canada? Like they do dairy
I don't believe they regulate cattle prices in Canada but I will leave that to the Canadians. I have seen steer calves at 400 pounds sell for over $1.80 in Oregon this week.

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Re: Calves sold well

Post by gcreekrch » Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:34 pm

HDRider wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:18 pm
So $2.35 CD is $1.79 USD

Do they regulate the sales price of beef in Canada? Like they do dairy
The socialists have been talking about beef marketing boards in Canada for 40 years. So far the cowboys have kept them out.

This is just our market, we still get screwed by the packers just like you folks do.
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Re: Calves sold well

Post by Stocker Steve » Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:22 pm

[quote=HDRider Do they regulate the sales price of beef in Canada? Like they do dairy
[/quote]

Supply control used to be the thing in both countries. Quotas excreta. Dairy gets most of the press today.

But the US was too smart for that - - so we plowed up more ground to feed the world, and plowed up even more ground to meet the ethanol mandate. Then we got undercut by folks burning rain forest to produce grass fed beef...
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