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What should they bring

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:11 pm
by JHH
Got a couple bred heifers I THINK I am going to try and sell. Depends on what they bring.
What do in guys think they will bring.
I know it' just depends but thought I would ask.


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Re: What should they bring

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:17 pm
by Lazy M
Pretty girls. Spring bred? Papered?

Re: What should they bring

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:17 pm
by TennesseeTuxedo
The smart azz answer is they'll bring what they are worth in your area. I like them and if you were down the road from me I'd give you $1,500 per head.

Re: What should they bring

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:19 pm
by Lazy M
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:The smart azz answer is they'll bring what they are worth in your area. I like them and if you were down the road from me I'd give you $1,500 per head.

I'd go $1501!

Re: What should they bring

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:36 pm
by ez14.
Lazy M wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:The smart azz answer is they'll bring what they are worth in your area. I like them and if you were down the road from me I'd give you $1,500 per head.

I'd go $1501!

$1502!

Re: What should they bring

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:37 pm
by JHH
Lol. Yes registered, yes bred for March to registered bull.

A local guy told me no one will want them. Offered .75 a pound. I haven't sold any bred heifers so don't really know but for .75 a pound I will keep them.

Re: What should they bring

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:44 pm
by Muddy
Sounds like your local guy is trying to get you selling him cheap cows.

Re: What should they bring

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:10 pm
by Ky hills
Just my humble opinion, but I would not sell them for .75. Since they are registered you probably have some advertising options. Like others have said I would not take less than $1500.

Re: What should they bring

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:55 pm
by 5S Cattle
JHH wrote:Lol. Yes registered, yes bred for March to registered bull.

A local guy told me no one will want them. Offered .75 a pound. I haven't sold any bred heifers so don't really know but for .75 a pound I will keep them.

I'd spit on his boots

Re: What should they bring

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:07 pm
by Aaron
Pretty girls indeed. I can't offer much as the freight and import paperwork would take a considerable chunk of the cost, about 1/2 I suspect. You obviously can find a good market for them in Kentucky.

Re: What should they bring

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:31 am
by JWBrahman
Nice heifers, JH. I wish you were closer, they would fit right in with my March group.

Put them on Cattlemen's connection on Facebook. People are paying way more than I would on there.

Re: What should they bring

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:02 am
by Hunter
The farm is little over three hours away from you. Were they bred to a hereford bull?
I may have interest in them if I can find room.

PM me a price you want for them and I will see if it works for us.

Re: What should they bring

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:21 am
by bball
Nobody around me letting reg bred hereford heifers go for less than 2k...similiar quality as yours there. Your local feller is trying to get them at commercial price. Cant blame a man for offering.

Re: What should they bring

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:26 am
by callmefence
ez14. wrote:
Lazy M wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:The smart azz answer is they'll bring what they are worth in your area. I like them and if you were down the road from me I'd give you $1,500 per head.

I'd go $1501!

$1502!


Looking like their yours ez.. ;-)

Re: What should they bring

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:28 am
by 5S Cattle
bball wrote:Nobody around me letting reg bred hereford heifers go for less than 2k...similiar quality as yours there. Your local feller is trying to get them at commercial price. Cant blame a man for offering.

He's trying to get them for kill cow pricing, which I find insulting, and I do blame people who try to rip other people off.