Just wondering what the thought process of some producers is on selecting breed and type. I've been running stocker steers for the last 16 years so I have some definite preferences. I've run cattle from Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, New Mexico, Texas, and of course Oklahoma. Every size from 250 to 750 at purchase. Mostly bulls. The leggier crosses and continentals made good money when feed and freight were cheap. Right now the moderate frame english calves are the only ones I can afford to run. They are higher to purchase and only receive a slight premium at sale time but inputs are so much less they turn a much better profit. They made more money when feed was cheap also. Not trying to start any fights, I really want to know why some cattle are bred. Just giving some background and telling what one of your customers has to say.
The more someone says trust me the tighter you should hold your wallet