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Re: Dirt cheap

Postby pdfangus » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:53 am

MAYBE IT IS DIFFERENT....I can not say that I have ever had a satisfactory visit at a sale barn...get a good price on some but some others get picked apart and down graded...had one yard call one a stag....happened that the vet who cut him was there and I found him and wanted him to check him but they had already run the calf thru and sold him (at quite a discount) and therefore refused to let me have the vet check him since I did not own the calf any longer and would not back off of their call. I was irate....

I worked at one in between my first two years of college and going into the army....the ones around here seemed to me to have a pretty good network between the yard and the buyers.
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Re: Dirt cheap

Postby skyhightree1 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:28 pm

pdfangus wrote:MAYBE IT IS DIFFERENT....I can not say that I have ever had a satisfactory visit at a sale barn...get a good price on some but some others get picked apart and down graded....


Very true ... I have had satisfactory visits many times but I have also had some that was a blatant slap in the face and a kick to the groin.
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Re: Dirt cheap

Postby RanchMan90 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:08 pm

https://postimg.org/image/mrue0ueyp/ She looks longhorn influenced by those hips :2cents:
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Re: Dirt cheap

Postby RentedMule » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:53 pm

RanchMan90 wrote:https://postimg.org/image/mrue0ueyp/ She looks longhorn influenced by those hips :2cents:

She may be. I picked her up a a while ago and thought id raise her up a little and make some money. well that didnt happen. I checked on craiglist and saw people asking more for bottle fed calves than what i got for her ... :?
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Re: Dirt cheap

Postby Boot Jack Bulls » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:10 pm

Why did you sell such an old steer? I'm guessing the buyers knew what they were looking at and saw a stunted heifer that will never mature to a decent kill size, and a steer that was waaaayyy to old to go in a pen of fats. Both would have likely ended up with the burger cows and you were paid kill cow price. You get what you pay for, or in this case maybe, you get paid for what you send. :2cents:
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Re: Dirt cheap

Postby WORANCH » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:36 pm

RentedMule wrote:I've never taken any cattle to the sale barn because we sell privately, but a buddy of mine works their and said prices are doing pretty good so why not venture out. So this past saturday I decided to get rid of our steer and my red angus heifer.This is at a sale barn in Texas just fyi. The steer was 3 years old weighed in at 1435lbs. Red angus heifer was around a little over a year and weighed in at 575lbs. Got the check in the mail and could not be more disappointed with the results. The red angus sold for a whopping .60 cents per pound and steer for .70 cents per pound. thats $1004.50 for steer and $345 for heifer. All that being said, I would like some knowledge and opinions about these prices. I think they're absolute be nice and probably will never go back to that sale barn but just wanted to get opinions as the is my first time selling there. No point in being to angry cause it's life and life goes on, but still a little sour.



This might explain the steer.

http://www.cattlenetwork.com/drovers/features/30-months-and-up-113904019.html
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Re: Dirt cheap

Postby Muddy » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:16 am

Any steers over 3 years old ain't bringing much. And that red heifer looks like stunted to me, which that why she got sold cheap.

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Re: Dirt cheap

Postby ddd75 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:49 am

i have this old probably 18 year old cow to take in with a little stunted heifer calf.. shes like 8 months old and like 200 lbs. hahaha

i bet they'll bring about .50 cents each or something.. I could probably sell them to some idiot on CL but I don't do things like everyone else and rip people off.

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Re: Dirt cheap

Postby farmerjan » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:20 am

The heifer did look stunted and with a long tail makes her look older than she might have been. She did not look like a "heifer" that someone would want to take home to breed or a feedlot prospect. Also, any animal older than 30 months will not get the better prices and the steer also may have looked his age. They have to take out the backbone and all spinal cord etc due to the BSE thing at slaughter, so the steer would have gone for kill prices and not fat stock. We never sell at a sale barn that we don't stay and watch our stuff. If we don't like the price, we buy them back and then it's our animal to deal with.

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Re: Dirt cheap

Postby kilroy60 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:32 am

Prices are low here in Ga at local barn. Couldn't believe what cows were going for and I mean good cows in second stage. Wish I had a some open pasture. I think I would have loaded up.

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Re: Dirt cheap

Postby BC » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:52 pm

[/quote]"first off, thank you. By no means was she top quality. I bought her from a guy and thought Id keep her around for a little and make some money.I know that what they see is different then what I see. I found a pic of her about 6 months ago..I appreciate all the feedback because learning always helps.[/quote] Image

I don't want to hurt your feelings but the red heifer looks like she weighed close to 500 in the picture. If she was a year old and only weighed 575 not much future in her. On the other hand, your 1435 lb steer would have topped the packer cow market Saturday. Packing plants are getting full and packers are taking money off. It is that time of year. School will be out and school lunch program will end until late August. Lone Star Pack at San Angelo was reported to have 5 days worth of kill standing waiting to be slaughtered.

We don't have the cow packing plants we used to have. Calhoun at Palestine, Supreme at Ladonia, B&M at Sealy, L&H Pack in San Antonio and San Angelo Pack in San Angelo are all closed. A good packer cow in East Texas has to travel to Lone Star Pack in San Angelo, Caviness Pack in Hereford, Booker Pack in Booker, TX, FPL in Augusta, GA, Taylor Pack in Wyalusing, PA or Gibbons Packing in Nebraska. The weak cows mostly go to H&B in Waco or ABF at Stephenville.


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