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Hereford Influence feeder calf sale results

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:14 am
by Ky hills
I got a printout sheet of the Hereford Influence feeder calf sale from last Thursday. The sale has been being held twice a year at Bluegrass South in Stanford, KY.
1073 head total. Here are some of the larger lot group results
59 hd Hereford steers avg 400lbs $153.00
28 hd BWF steers. Avg 397lbs $155.50
6. had. redx steers avg 396lbs. $147.00

94 hd Hereford steers avg 499lbs. $163.25
39 hd BWF steers avg 499 $158.00
14 hd redx steers avg 509 lbs $159.00

136 hd Hereford steers avg 597lbs. $150.50
44 BWF steers avg 593lbs. $144.50

104 Hereford steers avg 691lbs. $139.00
55 Hereford steers avg 783lbs. $138.00
41 Hereford steers avg 920lbs. $129.50

44 Hereford heifers avg 400lbs. $120.00
24 BWF heifers avg 405lbs $121.00
31 Hereford heifers avg 503lbs. $114.00
30 BWF heifers avg 502lbs. $126.00
7 redx heifers avg 509lbs. $120

31 Hereford heifers avg 589lbs. $123.50
30 BWF heifers avg 580lbs. $126.50

20 Hereford heifers avg 696 $118.50
24 Hereford heifers avg 777 $129.00
20 Hereford heifers avg 917. $120.00

Re: Hereford Influence feeder calf sale results

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:01 pm
by TennesseeTuxedo
The steers did rather well. Heifers were about even with most other sales I think.

Did you have any selling there?

Re: Hereford Influence feeder calf sale results

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:17 pm
by Ky hills
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:01 pm
The steers did rather well. Heifers were about even with most other sales I think.

Did you have any selling there?
Yes.
I think you are right about the heifers, the smaller ones in particular, though I feel they probably sold somewhat better there as the Hereford dock would come into play during a regular sale day.

Re: Hereford Influence feeder calf sale results

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:33 pm
by bird dog
I think a lot of the problem with the dock is not very many come through the sale barns, so the order buyers don't have an order for them. I have seen some uniform lots of them come through at the OKC sales and the dock is very small if any.

It made me think that there is a opportunity there for the local buyers that go to a sale everyday. Gather a few here and there until you get a decent amount to sell as a group and ship them North.

The demand is so poor that some of the sales pull them out of the regular calf part of the sale and run through with the secondary stuff.

Re: Hereford Influence feeder calf sale results

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:14 am
by Dave
They sold better than Herefords do here. However the BWF were cheaper than they are here. I would love to buy those 405 pound BWF heifers for $1.21. That is a good 20 cents under what they would bring here.

Re: Hereford Influence feeder calf sale results

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:56 pm
by Dave
Dave wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:14 am
They sold better than Herefords do here. However the BWF were cheaper than they are here. I would love to buy those 405 pound BWF heifers for $1.21. That is a good 20 cents under what they would bring here.
Allow me to change my estimate on those BWF heifers. Today they would have brought $1.66 -$1.68. My rear end has hand prints from me sitting on my hands.

Re: Hereford Influence feeder calf sale results

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:05 pm
by Ky hills
Dave wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:56 pm
Dave wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:14 am
They sold better than Herefords do here. However the BWF were cheaper than they are here. I would love to buy those 405 pound BWF heifers for $1.21. That is a good 20 cents under what they would bring here.
Allow me to change my estimate on those BWF heifers. Today they would have brought $1.66 -$1.68. My rear end has hand prints from me sitting on my hands.
Talked to the sale coordinator, he thought it was all in all a good sale said he was worried going into it. He said that the small heifers like that did go too cheap he thought, but he also said that at the regular sales the lightweight Hereford heifers were bringing under $1.00 lb so at least they did better than that. Our cattle in the east generally will sell cheaper than in the west regardless of quality.