Million Dollar Heifer

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Million Dollar Heifer

Post by Bright Raven » Sat May 18, 2019 4:44 pm

I had a guy here a couple weeks ago who wanted this Fall 2018 heifer. He said Ron, "Has anyone else bought more cattle from you than us?" I said no. These guys have been very good to me. But I told him that he couldn't buy this heifer for a million dollars. He and his son laughed.
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Re: Million Dollar Heifer

Post by sstterry » Sat May 18, 2019 4:46 pm

I have a few that I will sell them for 1/2 that!

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Re: Million Dollar Heifer

Post by kentuckyguy » Sat May 18, 2019 9:27 pm

I would have the same price on her. She’s really something special.

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Re: Million Dollar Heifer

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sun May 19, 2019 2:14 pm

Super deep, strong topline - but would like to see the rest.
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Re: Million Dollar Heifer

Post by Brookhill Angus » Sun May 19, 2019 4:01 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 4:44 pm
I had a guy here a couple weeks ago who wanted this Fall 2018 heifer. He said Ron, "Has anyone else bought more cattle from you than us?" I said no. These guys have been very good to me. But I told him that he couldn't buy this heifer for a million dollars. He and his son laughed.
I rarely have someone here to take a picture.
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Re: Million Dollar Heifer

Post by Nesikep » Sun May 19, 2019 8:26 pm

even a clone might not be the same, especially for character...
I couldn't say there's no cow I wouldn't sell, but likewise, they'd have to make me a rich man to sell! Chroma and Cenci are some of those for me.
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Re: Million Dollar Heifer

Post by True Grit Farms » Sun May 19, 2019 8:45 pm

There's not a cow on the place that I won't sell for reasonable price. I won't give my best cows away, but I will sell them. I don't consider my cows pets or a hobby.
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Re: Million Dollar Heifer

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Mon May 20, 2019 10:59 am

All my cattle can be bought. The more I like them, the higher the price! but, all are for sale. I learned many years ago, if you have a buyer - SELL.
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Re: Million Dollar Heifer

Post by Nesikep » Mon May 20, 2019 2:22 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:
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There's not a cow on the place that I won't sell for reasonable price. I won't give my best cows away, but I will sell them. I don't consider my cows pets or a hobby.
I just wouldn't sell cows that are the future of my herd when they're producing the calves that I want to have.. Selling what you consider your best genetics doesn't put you in an advantageous position in the long run.. Cattle breeding is a slow enough process as it is.
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Re: Million Dollar Heifer

Post by True Grit Farms » Mon May 20, 2019 2:45 pm

Nesikep wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 2:22 pm
True Grit Farms wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 8:45 pm
There's not a cow on the place that I won't sell for reasonable price. I won't give my best cows away, but I will sell them. I don't consider my cows pets or a hobby.
I just wouldn't sell cows that are the future of my herd when they're producing the calves that I want to have.. Selling what you consider your best genetics doesn't put you in an advantageous position in the long run.. Cattle breeding is a slow enough process as it is.
I'm 100% sure I can buy a better cow than what I have, and a 110% sure you can buy a better cow than what you have. Making money is never a bad thing, IMO. I may be a lot of things, but one thing I'm not is pasture blind.
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Re: Million Dollar Heifer

Post by Nesikep » Mon May 20, 2019 2:59 pm

I raise what works for me, and that might not work for you, and vice versa.. no cow is going to be right for anyone.. I think we've covered that before though :deadhorse:
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Re: Million Dollar Heifer

Post by bball » Mon May 20, 2019 3:05 pm

Wow Ron, you guys really grow the grass down there if that pic is any indication! No wonder you Kentucky guys have such fat , sassy cattle! That heifer is a real gem.
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Re: Million Dollar Heifer

Post by True Grit Farms » Mon May 20, 2019 3:09 pm

Nesikep wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 2:59 pm
I raise what works for me, and that might not work for you, and vice versa.. no cow is going to be right for anyone.. I think we've covered that before though :deadhorse:
I'm talking money not cows. Pasture blind is an addiction.
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Re: Million Dollar Heifer

Post by Bright Raven » Mon May 20, 2019 3:35 pm

bball wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 3:05 pm
Wow Ron, you guys really grow the grass down there if that pic is any indication! No wonder you Kentucky guys have such fat , sassy cattle! That heifer is a real gem.
Thank you. The grass is good here. Makes fat cattle.
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Re: Million Dollar Heifer

Post by Nesikep » Mon May 20, 2019 6:17 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 2:45 pm
Nesikep wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 2:22 pm
True Grit Farms wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 8:45 pm
There's not a cow on the place that I won't sell for reasonable price. I won't give my best cows away, but I will sell them. I don't consider my cows pets or a hobby.
I just wouldn't sell cows that are the future of my herd when they're producing the calves that I want to have.. Selling what you consider your best genetics doesn't put you in an advantageous position in the long run.. Cattle breeding is a slow enough process as it is.
I'm 100% sure I can buy a better cow than what I have, and a 110% sure you can buy a better cow than what you have. Making money is never a bad thing, IMO. I may be a lot of things, but one thing I'm not is pasture blind.
I'm a 110% sure that your cows wouldn't do well here either

You sure like to talk a lot of smack about other people's cows and yet you never seem to post any pics of yours?

I'm sure I could buy "better" cows.. I could drop $20K on one tomorrow... would it be a good investment? definitely not.

I did buy a PB heifer, she's got some parts I like a lot, and some parts where mine are superior... She looks nice from the side but for a Gelbvieh I find she's lacking in butt.. I wanted to buy a 1/2 brother but he went for more than I could afford

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