Bred corrientes $400 a head

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Bred corrientes $400 a head

Post by DCA farm » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:28 am

Man got with me on Facebook asking me if I’d be interested in a small herd of corriente cows exposed to Charlios bull 130-140 days I went and looked at them all in good shape all gentle he’s asking $400 a head said if I take them with in 3 days to get and they ain’t bred he will give money back or question is do I wanna fool with this. I know the corriente cows bring roughly $400 at the sale barn so I don’t see a loss on money and I’ve got the extra room and $400 a head is rather cheap but the bull they are with is a monster not sure how smaller cows will handle calves of a bull that big



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Re: Bred corrientes $400 a head

Post by Hippie Rancher » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:04 pm

there will be a loss if they die or get drawn down from a hard calving. I would be nervous but if you could afford it and the calves survived they would probably be pretty nice crosses.

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Re: Bred corrientes $400 a head

Post by Bigfoot » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:23 pm

His offer in the opens makes it more worth it. Those things are pretty fertile though. I bet most are bred.
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Re: Bred corrientes $400 a head

Post by Son of Butch » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:43 pm

All should be far enough along to preg check, check 'em before loading and load accordingly.

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Re: Bred corrientes $400 a head

Post by DCA farm » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:49 pm

Son of Butch wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:43 pm
All should be far enough along to preg check, check 'em before loading and load accordingly.
No chute or head gate all he has is a portable round pen to catch them in

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Re: Bred corrientes $400 a head

Post by Nesikep » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:55 pm

Can you do it upon arrival? perhaps ask him if he wants the opens to go right to the sale barn and adjust price based on how much they get there.

If you've got the room and excess feed, I'd be tempted to do it too.. how many are we talking about?
Is the weather going to cooperate during calving time where you live?
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Re: Bred corrientes $400 a head

Post by DCA farm » Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:47 pm

Nesikep wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:55 pm
Can you do it upon arrival? perhaps ask him if he wants the opens to go right to the sale barn and adjust price based on how much they get there.

If you've got the room and excess feed, I'd be tempted to do it too.. how many are we talking about?
Is the weather going to cooperate during calving time where you live?
11 head and yes I live in Louisiana not to worried with bad calving weather

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Re: Bred corrientes $400 a head

Post by DCA farm » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:20 pm

Decided not to fool
With them

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Re: Bred corrientes $400 a head

Post by DCA farm » Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:35 am

After talking with some local guys I was informed that the person selling them
Has a bad habit of stretching the truth and that he normally buys cheap bred cows at sale puts them with his bulls and says they are bred to his bulls when there is actually no telling what they are bred to.

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Re: Bred corrientes $400 a head

Post by VaCowman » Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:21 pm

Looks like you dodged a bullet there. Some of the "shady" buyers around here do that crap too.

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Re: Bred corrientes $400 a head

Post by DCA farm » Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:27 pm

VaCowman wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:21 pm
Looks like you dodged a bullet there. Some of the "shady" buyers around here do that crap too.
I have no problem with salebarn cows but I don’t believe in dealing with peddlers trying to pull a quick one

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