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Fair price for a Jersey Steer

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:44 am
by Hereford2
:?: Hi I'm looking to sell a 7 month old Jersey steer and I'm wanting to know what a fair asking price is?
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Re: Fair price for a Jersey Steer

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:59 am
by cowgal604
I could sell a jersey of that size today for about $500-$800. Id start at $800 but probably end up around $500. Around here jerseys aren’t worth much. Worth more if I feed them until about 12 months. I sold one last month for $750 and he was 11 months.

Re: Fair price for a Jersey Steer

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:24 am
by Aaron
If you can find a sucker to pay you $400 US, run as fast as you can. It would be worth $200-300 US here.

Re: Fair price for a Jersey Steer

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:35 am
by 1982vett
Aaron wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:24 am
If you can find a sucker to pay you $400 US, run as fast as you can. It would be worth $200-300 US here.
πŸ˜„ or less.... I think longhorns bring more than jerseys here.

Re: Fair price for a Jersey Steer

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:39 am
by Dave
Watched a half dozen sell last week. They brought about 40 cents a pound. So $200 if it weighs 500 pounds. They aren't worth raising.

Re: Fair price for a Jersey Steer

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:48 am
by cowgal604
1982vett wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:35 am
Aaron wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:24 am
If you can find a sucker to pay you $400 US, run as fast as you can. It would be worth $200-300 US here.
πŸ˜„ or less.... I think longhorns bring more than jerseys here.
A longhorn is a novelty here. They sell for way too much.

Re: Fair price for a Jersey Steer

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:49 pm
by Hereford2
Thank you for the advice, I put him on craigslist for $300 obo. The last time I sold a Jersey at the sale barn it was 9 months old and I got $90 for it, the sad thing was I'd paid $90 for it as a 2 day old calf, because I was told that people like buying them. πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”

Re: Fair price for a Jersey Steer

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:52 pm
by Aaron
Hereford2 wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:49 pm
Thank you for the advice, I put him on craigslist for $300 obo. The last time I sold a Jersey at the sale barn it was 9 months old and I got $90 for it, the sad thing was I'd paid $90 for it as a 2 day old calf, because I was told that people like buying them. πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”
Newborn Jersey is worth $40 max. I honestly don't know why they even exist. Jersey nurse cows should be bred to a beef bull (BA is best because it gives a solid paint job) and Jersey dairies should be using sexed semen.

Re: Fair price for a Jersey Steer

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:14 pm
by cowgal604
Aaron wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:52 pm
Hereford2 wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:49 pm
Thank you for the advice, I put him on craigslist for $300 obo. The last time I sold a Jersey at the sale barn it was 9 months old and I got $90 for it, the sad thing was I'd paid $90 for it as a 2 day old calf, because I was told that people like buying them. πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”
Newborn Jersey is worth $40 max. I honestly don't know why they even exist. Jersey nurse cows should be bred to a beef bull (BA is best because it gives a solid paint job) and Jersey dairies should be using sexed semen.
A jersey heifer calf sells here for about $50. Bull $10 maybe. Usually free. Even the dairies using sexed semen give me bull calves. I bred our jersey to a red angus bull last year and got this calf. It was better than a jersey. She is a nurse cow.


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But, i still have no problem selling a fed jersey steer here. Some people like jersey meat for whatever reason

I am glad they exist because they are the cutest little things ever and if i had the room id take them all :help:



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Re: Fair price for a Jersey Steer

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:46 pm
by bird dog
.30 a pound here. They make good burger meat when fed correctly. I have one I am butchering in two weeks.

Re: Fair price for a Jersey Steer

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:30 pm
by kenny thomas
I need one weighing 1100 abd finished. Good eating.

Re: Fair price for a Jersey Steer

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:39 pm
by Silver
kenny thomas wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:30 pm
I need one weighing 1100 abd finished. Good eating.
Don't know if it's true but I've heard it said Jersey is the best marbling beef there is (after Wagyu I suppose), and a fine eating experience. I think it's the fact that it takes a lot of money to get one finished that creates the problem.

Re: Fair price for a Jersey Steer

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:41 pm
by Silver
Aaron wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:52 pm
Hereford2 wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:49 pm
Thank you for the advice, I put him on craigslist for $300 obo. The last time I sold a Jersey at the sale barn it was 9 months old and I got $90 for it, the sad thing was I'd paid $90 for it as a 2 day old calf, because I was told that people like buying them. πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”
Newborn Jersey is worth $40 max. I honestly don't know why they even exist. Jersey nurse cows should be bred to a beef bull (BA is best because it gives a solid paint job) and Jersey dairies should be using sexed semen.
Aaron, you are sounding about as negative towards the Jerseys as you were in another post about Herefords. You're not on a secret crossbreeding program are you?

Re: Fair price for a Jersey Steer

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:19 pm
by Hereford2
Thank you all for the advice. If I don't sell mine I may throw him on a back pasture for a couple of years lol

Re: Fair price for a Jersey Steer

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:34 pm
by Aaron
Silver wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:41 pm
Aaron wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:52 pm
Hereford2 wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:49 pm
Thank you for the advice, I put him on craigslist for $300 obo. The last time I sold a Jersey at the sale barn it was 9 months old and I got $90 for it, the sad thing was I'd paid $90 for it as a 2 day old calf, because I was told that people like buying them. πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”
Newborn Jersey is worth $40 max. I honestly don't know why they even exist. Jersey nurse cows should be bred to a beef bull (BA is best because it gives a solid paint job) and Jersey dairies should be using sexed semen.
Aaron, you are sounding about as negative towards the Jerseys as you were in another post about Herefords. You're not on a secret crossbreeding program are you?
Dexters x Zebu. Gonna be filthy stinkin' rich I tell ya.