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    Grazing Yearlings in 2021

    The last sale I went to they had a couple of hundred of calves in th 250 to 350 pound Range selling on average for $1.75 I haven't bought any of those lightweight calves, but to me, they looked high risk. What's the average death rate on that lightweight of calves, compared to the 450 plus...
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    Bottle calf! Some say I'm crazy...

    $250... I just sold a calf that looked just like the one in your pictures, for$100🤔. I went to th sale barn a few weeks ago and bottle beef calves were $285 to $325..
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    Bottle calf! Some say I'm crazy...

    He looks like a Red and white holstein. Did you get him?
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    Is it possible for a premature calf to survive

    Well it costs $65 to get a cat fixed at the same vet, but they only charge $15 to Dehorn a cow.
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    Is it possible for a premature calf to survive

    I went to my vet to get the meds, I didn't want to pay for them to drive out to my place. The cheapest I can get a vet to come out is $25 not counting meds another vet is $200 not counting meds, and the vet I generally use, I've never had her out, but I've taken a animal to her.
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    Is it possible for a premature calf to survive

    Sorry to hear about the calf not making it. I had a calf born almost 2 months early, had to give him a shot of DeX I believe to develop his lungs and kept him in the basement with a humidifier to mimic being in mom, had to give him Bo-Se, Exceed, Badimine and Baytril, Multi Min 90 B vitamin...
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    Starting out with Dairy bred with SimAngus?

    I'd rather save my money and buy a couple of cow calf pairs from the sale barn. Than try to breed dairy out of my herd. Dairy looking anything, around here gets Slammed at the sale barn. .. But that's my personal preference.
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    Sale Barn Bottle Calf Prices

    I went to the Douglas County Livestock Auction, by Ava Missouri.
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    Sale Barn Bottle Calf Prices

    I agree, if I'd have been able to keep up with the bidding, I would have bought it. There was a super boney cow, that sold for $129 it looked terrible, the next cheapest cow went for $335 , she was CRAZY, she acted like a bull, complete with pawing the ground and ramming the metal guards the...
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    Scours and pneumonia in calves

    If they had a run in shed shovel it out good and put lyme down on the floor, let it sit 3 weeks and put animals back in the pen.
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    Sale Barn Bottle Calf Prices

    When they would sell a calf by the pound they put it on the electronic screen and when they are sold by the head, they have it on the screen and after they sold that calf they put $175 on the screen.
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    Sale Barn Bottle Calf Prices

    Well I didn't buy anything, the 2 bottle calves, went for $325 & $285. I could have gotten a nice looking beef calf $300 pounds for $175 it was end of the day and the order buyer's had there quotas filled. But the auctioneer talked so fast, it was sold before I started bidding lol. Near the end...
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    Sale Barn Bottle Calf Prices

    If I but anything, I will post pictures!
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    Sale Barn Bottle Calf Prices

    Haha that's hilarious, that he bought his own cows. It's pretty rotten that someone would bid on their own animal.
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    Sale Barn Bottle Calf Prices

    Sale starts at 11 tomorrow, so I'm going to get there early to look around.
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    Sale Barn Bottle Calf Prices

    I'd heard the part about sitting on your hands, if you're not bidding, but I didn't know to not look at the auctioneer. Thank you all for the advice.!
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    Sale Barn Bottle Calf Prices

    $800? Ouch. I've heard of bottle calves going for $600, back in 2014. Only 2 days till sale day! Yes I'm counting them down lol.
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    Bottle baby

    Glad you caught it. Let us know how she does.
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    Help with cow

    I'm glad it's taking the bottle for you! That's a nice looking calf!
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    Sale Barn Bottle Calf Prices

    Thank you. I'm excited about going to my first sale!!
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