Retain Ownership or Sell?

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Retain Ownership or Sell?

Post by midTN_Brangusman » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:25 am

I have a load of steers I weaned this fall, my plan was to put them in a video sale in March. By then they should be in the 750 -800 lb range. Was also thinking about sending them to Kansas/Nebraska to a feed lot. This would put me at about $3500 for trucking plus feed. Has anyone done this? Tips and advice would be appreciated.



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Post by Dave » Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:16 pm

$3500 in trucking means you are hauling some distance. A friend of mine who retains ownership says that you need to drop in occasionally unannounced to check on things. Is this something you can do? Check references and check them again.

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Post by Stocker Steve » Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:49 pm

Harlan's analysis says there is not much profit in it, on average.
Why do you want to do it?
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Re: Retain Ownership or Sell?

Post by midTN_Brangusman » Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:28 am

Stocker Steve wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:49 pm
Harlan's analysis says there is not much profit in it, on average.
Why do you want to do it?
Just wanted to make sure i wasnt leaving any money on the table. From what ive read so far it doesnt seem worth it to me.

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Post by HDRider » Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:34 am

Be nice if you could retain ownership until the consumer buys them
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Re: Retain Ownership or Sell?

Post by Stocker Steve » Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:41 am

Don't know if your cattle are grossly undervalued, or what your resources are - - but one way to look at it would be to compare the benefit from back grounding another group vs. benefit of taking these to slaughter.
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Re: Retain Ownership or Sell?

Post by midTN_Brangusman » Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:44 am

Stocker Steve wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:41 am
Don't know if your cattle are grossly undervalued, or what your resources are - - but one way to look at it would be to compare the benefit from back grounding another group vs. benefit of taking these to slaughter.

That is a very good point, it will free up some land and facilities for sure.

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