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Jul 12, 2004
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Baker County, Oregon
I can get 7 to 10 cents more per pound if I haul calves 250 miles.
Here I can load in the morning and they are sold in about 3 hours.
Seems like shipping and shrink will eat the higher price up 250 miles away. Am I missing something?
For us it was more like 30 cents. But good long time weaned calves hauled over two days ahead of the sale. They fed well and cheaply. I have been there 2 hours ahead of the sale. All my calves had their head in the feed bunk except the ones at the water trough. That took care of any shrink. They also charge 1% less for commission. That nearly paid the trucking. We would put together enough to ship a semi load.