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Encouraging sign?

Post by Luckiamute » Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:41 pm

Don't know what to make of this, but maybe this is an encouraging sign for 2020:

Central Oregon Livestock Auction, Madras, Oregon
Monday, Jan. 6, 2020
STEERS

(top penlots)
300-400 lbs.: $200-$215 hwt
400-500 lbs.: $181-$217 hwt
500-600 lbs.: $165-$185 hwt

This was a special feeder sale that had 2,555 head (including butcher cows/bulls). Some of the best prices I've seen out west since early last spring.



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Re: Encouraging sign?

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:57 pm

Outstanding prices.
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Re: Encouraging sign?

Post by sstterry » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:26 pm

Luckiamute wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:41 pm
Don't know what to make of this, but maybe this is an encouraging sign for 2020:

Central Oregon Livestock Auction, Madras, Oregon
Monday, Jan. 6, 2020
STEERS

(top penlots)
300-400 lbs.: $200-$215 hwt
400-500 lbs.: $181-$217 hwt
500-600 lbs.: $165-$185 hwt

This was a special feeder sale that had 2,555 head (including butcher cows/bulls). Some of the best prices I've seen out west since early last spring.
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Re: Encouraging sign?

Post by TN Cattle Man » Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:44 pm

I would be happy with that!!
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Re: Encouraging sign?

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:58 am

Woohoo. Wouldn't that be nice to continue.
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Re: Encouraging sign?

Post by Stocker Steve » Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:30 am

Calf market is making the typical New Year bounce.

I am not a westerner, but there are generally higher calf prices there, that I assume are due to lower cost of gain.
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Post by Dave » Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:53 am

It rained in California. It is that simple. When it rains down there they grow a lot of grass and need a lot of light calves to go to that grass. It doesn't happen every year but when it does it bumps our calf market up substantially.

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Post by Stocker Steve » Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:25 pm

What stocker size range do they prefer?
How far will they haul calves to stock California pastures?
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Re: Encouraging sign?

Post by Dave » Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:50 pm

My observation is they like them in the 400-500 pound range. Not too much over 600.
How far will they ship them? I have no idea. Freight is freight so that cost is easy to figure and deduct from the price paid. But there certainly is some additional deduction for sickness on ones shipped further. Weaned and double vaccinated calves are most certainly worth more when it comes time to ship for a distance.

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Re: Encouraging sign?

Post by Stocker Steve » Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:40 pm

Have to balance your ability to deal with health issues vs. potential lbs gain/acre for the light ones. :cowboy:
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