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Post by gcreekrch » Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:45 pm

First bred cow and heifer sale in a long while that I didn’t buy a one.


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Post by Aaron » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:34 pm

95-98% of breds here going for slaughter because of no extra feed and general depression in the industry. What is it like there?
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Post by gcreekrch » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:38 am

Aaron wrote:
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95-98% of breds here going for slaughter because of no extra feed and general depression in the industry. What is it like there?
One contributor has been bringing a string of bred heifers for several years. They do everything right and the cattle are well presented. They had 100 there on Wednesday that sold from 1900 to 2150. A young herd of dispersal black Simmental cows topped $2400. There weren’t many of the cull breds that escaped the kill pen.
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Post by kenny thomas » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:05 am

Sale here tonight and I doubt any bred heifers will top 1000. 800 will be more common
My thoughts only, don't bet the farm on them. KT

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Post by gcreekrch » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:42 pm

kenny thomas wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:05 am
Sale here tonight and I doubt any bred heifers will top 1000. 800 will be more common
Wonder what the freight would be to here Kenny? That and the death loss due to those who refused to acclimate....
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Post by Aaron » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:55 pm

gcreekrch wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:42 pm
kenny thomas wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:05 am
Sale here tonight and I doubt any bred heifers will top 1000. 800 will be more common
Wonder what the freight would be to here Kenny? That and the death loss due to those who refused to acclimate....
Costs me about $200 a head to have cattle custom hauled by international carrier 400 miles.

You and Kenny are roughly 2500 miles apart.

So I would estimate somewhere in the $1200 per head range. Perhaps $1000 or less per head if a pot could be filled.
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Post by kenny thomas » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:07 pm

Highest bred heifers were $960. I bought 5 cow/calf pairs from 4-8 year old with 150-350lb calves and they averaged $780 per pair.
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Post by Dave » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:44 pm

They sold a pretty good string of black cows yesterday. The 3 year olds bred 5-6 months brought $1425. That was for a group of 32 head. Probably sold 130 head +/-. Nothing sold under $1,200 until they got to the few broken mouth cows which brought $850.

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Post by gcreekrch » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:10 pm

Aaron wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:55 pm
gcreekrch wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:42 pm
kenny thomas wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:05 am
Sale here tonight and I doubt any bred heifers will top 1000. 800 will be more common
Wonder what the freight would be to here Kenny? That and the death loss due to those who refused to acclimate....
Costs me about $200 a head to have cattle custom hauled by international carrier 400 miles.

You and Kenny are roughly 2500 miles apart.

So I would estimate somewhere in the $1200 per head range. Perhaps $1000 or less per head if a pot could be filled.

I would fire your hauler. It costs .05 per lb to get our calves 400 miles to the feedlot they are at.

2500 miles is 50 to 60 hours of driving at $160 per hr for a pot Canadian funds. $9600 Divide that by 47 head. $204 per head. Get them here for 15 to 1600 Can.
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Post by Aaron » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:37 pm

gcreekrch wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:10 pm
Aaron wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:55 pm
gcreekrch wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:42 pm


Wonder what the freight would be to here Kenny? That and the death loss due to those who refused to acclimate....
Costs me about $200 a head to have cattle custom hauled by international carrier 400 miles.

You and Kenny are roughly 2500 miles apart.

So I would estimate somewhere in the $1200 per head range. Perhaps $1000 or less per head if a pot could be filled.

I would fire your hauler. It costs .05 per lb to get our calves 400 miles to the feedlot they are at.

2500 miles is 50 to 60 hours of driving at $160 per hr for a pot Canadian funds. $9600 Divide that by 47 head. $204 per head. Get them here for 15 to 1600 Can.
I couldn't fire them. They are the only ones in Canada that go coast to coast on a weekly basis. Very handy. And well worth the premium to not have truckers that beat on the cattle like feeder cattle.

Need to count unloading and resting en route as well as border crossing fees. Probably get lucky and be able to use border unload to satisfy US and Canada requirements. Used to be $100-150 per head for the border check, but I don't know what it is lately. I was figuring on 55 head, these are southern cattle we are talking about. These are also breeder, not feeder cattle, so the import rules are more stringent.
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Post by Stocker Steve » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:44 am

Small bred cow sales only till Thanksgiving here. Running age cows are U$S 725 to 900 now, perhaps $100 higher when we have the big sales? Only motivated cow buyers I have seen are feeders looking to market some local low test weight corn.

Most guys that were raising bred heifers have dropped out here. My guess is there will be very good demand in the high rainfall areas like SD. Some of those boys made alot of baleage on their PP acres, and/or have standing prairie grass for next spring.
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Post by gcreekrch » Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:46 pm

Couldn’t resist a cheap bred heifer on Thursday. She and 3 little dink calves to add to our own dink pen.Got the Low Income iron on them today.
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Post by Dave » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:20 pm

gcreekrch wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:46 pm
Couldn’t resist a cheap bred heifer on Thursday. She and 3 little dink calves to add to our own dink pen.Got the Low Income iron on them today.
I thought that iron stood for Low Input?

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Post by gcreekrch » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:32 pm

Dave wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:20 pm
gcreekrch wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:46 pm
Couldn’t resist a cheap bred heifer on Thursday. She and 3 little dink calves to add to our own dink pen.Got the Low Income iron on them today.
I thought that iron stood for Low Input?

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Post by Dave » Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:20 pm

gcreekrch wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:32 pm
Dave wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:20 pm
gcreekrch wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:46 pm
Couldn’t resist a cheap bred heifer on Thursday. She and 3 little dink calves to add to our own dink pen.Got the Low Income iron on them today.
I thought that iron stood for Low Input?

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