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Where to sell Herefords

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:12 pm
by GAOulu
I am losing my shirt selling Herefords in NW Wisconsin and would like to know the nearest place where they sell better. The RWF calves and cows are selling for about 60% of what Black or BWF are going for. I am in the process of switching over to Black Angus and Limflex but want to limit my losses dispersing my Herefords. I am willing to take a days drive to get a better market price. Any suggestions?

Re: Where to sell Herefords

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:55 pm
by TennesseeTuxedo
GAOulu wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:12 pm
I am losing my shirt selling Herefords in NW Wisconsin and would like to know the nearest place where they sell better. The RWF calves and cows are selling for about 60% of what Black or BWF are going for. I am in the process of switching over to Black Angus and Limflex but want to limit my losses dispersing my Herefords. I am willing to take a days drive to get a better market price. Any suggestions?
Do not disperse, get a good Black Angus bull (or however many you need) and you'll do fine with the bwf steers at market and the heifers will make fine replacements. Herefords are great mommas so keep what you've got.

Good luck and :welcome: to Cattle Today.

Re: Where to sell Herefords

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:02 pm
by chaded
I agree with TT although I do it the other way around (hereford bull). Unless you just want to get rid of them I wouldn’t sell them off when the color thing can be worked around.

Re: Where to sell Herefords

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:31 pm
by Stocker Steve
Hereford cows sell OK in Perham, MN.
Hereford calves sell well in Aberdeen, SD.
Go west young man, if you are not willing to buy a black bull.

Re: Where to sell Herefords

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:39 am
by Ky hills
If you have a good herd of Hereford cows that are raising good calves, I would absolutely not sell them out. As others have said simply put a good Angus bull with them, those BWF calves are hard to beat.

Re: Where to sell Herefords

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:17 pm
by GAOulu
Thanks everybody! I am planning on getting a black bull this spring but I am going to have another round of Hereford calves on the ground soon and need to know where I can sell them at a better price. I did have a couple BWF calves last year and they sold well at auction which was the final push I needed to part ways with my Hereford bull.

Re: Where to sell Herefords

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:06 pm
by Ky hills
GAOulu wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:17 pm
Thanks everybody! I am planning on getting a black bull this spring but I am going to have another round of Hereford calves on the ground soon and need to know where I can sell them at a better price. I did have a couple BWF calves last year and they sold well at auction which was the final push I needed to part ways with my Hereford bull.
We are in the same boat, we like the Hereford cows and have been using Hereford bulls to get replacements, then we have the bull calves and heifers we don’t keep to sell. Our state association has got 2 Hereford influence sales a year that we usually try to sell them at, they commingle the calves according to size and type, they typically sell top of the market on those days, especially the larger groups. You might check with your state Hereford Association and see if there is anything like that offered there or maybe even one in a neighboring state if it isn’t too far. If you have some pretty good heifer calves you may be able to sell them privately for a bit of a premium.

Re: Where to sell Herefords

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:50 pm
by Stocker Steve
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Thanks everybody! I am planning on getting a black bull this spring but I am going to have another round of Hereford calves on the ground soon and need to know where I can sell them at a better price. I did have a couple BWF calves last year and they sold well at auction which was the final push I needed to part ways with my Hereford bull.
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Good plan. Please contact me if you change your mind.
I may start a Hereford Rescue Herd for unappreciated cows. :cboy: