Where to sell finished cattle ?

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Re: Where to sell finished cattle ?

Post by callmefence » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:20 am

Lrj505 wrote:What if I bought heavy bred old cows $550ish at sale weaned calf at 3 months and sold cows for slaughter? Would I get most of my money back ?


Hey now that's how we roll.... :nod:
Don't know where you are but must meat packers will buy the cows. You don't get paid for several days based on hanging wieght and grade. We generally just go to the sale barn with them.

Stocker calves can be sold at capital livestock in schwertner Texas. They will buy 1 or 1000 head...8:00 to 5:00 5 days a week. You stand right beside the buyer while he wieghs and makes offer on your cattle. You get paid within minutes. . First class outfit and where the majority of my calves go.


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Re: Where to sell finished cattle ?

Post by Lrj505 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:11 am

Is it worth finishing steers myself or taking $800 at 450 pounds at sale ?

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Re: Where to sell finished cattle ?

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:56 pm

And where are finding someone willing to pay $1.777/lb for feeders?
You can ship cull cows direct to any packing plant. "Generally" you make a little more than if you sell same cow thru live ring, BUT, you are taking the risk of the carcass being condemned. If it is, $0.00 payment. That's why you get less in the ring, buyers are taking that risk.
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Re: Where to sell finished cattle ?

Post by Lrj505 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:25 pm

right now
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Re: Where to sell finished cattle ?

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:37 am

I would ship them in a heart beat. That price may not be there in another week or two - we never know what they are willing to pay.
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Re: Where to sell finished cattle ?

Post by Lrj505 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:39 am

All I have now are 300 pounders. I am trying to put another month of weight on them . It’s been going up all year, while cows and pairs are low. We are in a serious drought no grass, starving cows, and cow hay $220 a ton. Horse hay $350 a ton in small bales. Attached a pic of last years prices in March. I usually wait until March and sell 500-600 pounds. But I figure if I sell now I can buy a 1 heavy bred cow From the money from 1 300-350 steer.
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Re: Where to sell finished cattle ?

Post by littletom » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:15 pm

I may not be following what your doing. You are weaning in the fall at 300# and feeding another 7 months or 200 days. To add another 250-300 pounds then marketing?

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Re: Where to sell finished cattle ?

Post by Lrj505 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:28 pm

Selling when I can get $800 a steer. Advice ?

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Re: Where to sell finished cattle ?

Post by Lrj505 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:29 pm

Buying registered angus what do you think $?

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Re: Where to sell finished cattle ?

Post by aventun » Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:18 am

Be careful when selling them. Try to find the buyers who are willing to pay your price.

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Re: Where to sell finished cattle ?

Post by Willie2107 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:46 am

Who knows of a slaughterhouse in Texas that’s buys finished weight steer? Lone star will pay cull cow price.

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Re: Where to sell finished cattle ?

Post by rnh2 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:35 pm

How many pounds a day can an old thin cow gain on really good grass or cover crop?
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Re: Where to sell finished cattle ?

Post by Bigfoot » Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:01 am

rnh2 wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:35 pm
How many pounds a day can an old thin cow gain on really good grass or cover crop?
I haven't fooled with pound cows in many years. When I did, a good deworming and and 3 or 4 pounds of feed a day, wen't a long way. Early on, I've seen them gain 50 pounds a month. That slows, as they near good condition. If your thinking about getting in that game, a shocking number of the cows youll buy are bred. You reach a point, were they have slicked off and are showing. Might as well let them calve at that point. My contact for selling them, passed away many years ago. If I could get back in, the only way I would, is if that was the only cows on my place.
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Re: Where to sell finished cattle ?

Post by Allenw » Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:46 am

rnh2 wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:35 pm
How many pounds a day can an old thin cow gain on really good grass or cover crop?
Depends on your cow buying skills.

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Re: Where to sell finished cattle ?

Post by HDRider » Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:23 pm

texan@heart wrote:
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Caviness Pack Hereford, TX. They will take everything you have.
That'd be handy.

Our first priority is service. Over the years, the company has worked very closely with area ranchers and dairy operators on their cull cow and bull programs. Our company has continually upgraded our harvest and fabrication process in order to provide our suppliers with the highest carcass yields and $ value possible. Since cull cows and bulls can be 10%-15% of a ranch or dairy operation’s revenue, it needs to be maximized! We can help.Our Cattle Procurement office is located in Hereford, TX at Caviness Packing Company. Call 806.357.2333 if you have an interest in marketing your cows or bulls. We would like to work with you to optimize value.

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