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Re: Open Cows

Post by gcreekrch » Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:46 am

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My neigbour takes his confirmed opens and puts them in a lot to feed them grain ration for 90 days. He claims that's the magic number of days to turn the fat nice and white. Then he loads liner loads of them onto his own trucks and hauls them the 6-700 miles directly to the packer. He claims he does much better doing that than pounding them out at the local auction barn.
I know of white fat cows that are contracted to the plant over the next three months. Converted from rail price to live they are worth $1.30. Big money to be made for those that fed cows this winter.


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Re: Open Cows

Post by Stocker Steve » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:56 am

gcreekrch I know of white fat cows that are contracted to the plant over the next three months. Converted from rail price to live they are worth $1.30. Big money to be made for those that fed cows this winter. [/quote wrote:
Isn't this a seasonal deal, that makes big money almost every winter?
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Re: Open Cows

Post by gcreekrch » Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:17 pm

Stocker Steve wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:56 am
gcreekrch I know of white fat cows that are contracted to the plant over the next three months. Converted from rail price to live they are worth $1.30. Big money to be made for those that fed cows this winter. [/quote wrote:
Isn't this a seasonal deal, that makes big money almost every winter?
I thought any chance to make big money in this business was a seasonal deal!

Most of those cows were bought for 80 cents or less and cost of gain would be in the vicinity of a buck. Canadian funds mind you.
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Re: Open Cows

Post by Silver » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:04 pm

It's good enough I plan on thinking long and hard (and wearing out a pencil or two) about doing this next fall.

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Re: Open Cows

Post by Stocker Steve » Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:08 am

But I don't have any open cows. :(
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