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I just got back from an evening auction at the Fair Play (Missouri) Sale Barn. It is their first auction in some time, as other bigger Sale Barns have taken much of their traditional business.

Here's what I bought:

(BTW: The bull for all of these cows was a Registered Black Angus -- He is 5 and looked great and sold for around $650 -- I did not buy him)

I got 4 Black Angus in their 2nd trimester for $535/head

I got 4 Black Angus in their late 3rd trimester for $620/head

I got One Black Baldie in her late third trimester for $620

I got 3 Black Angus in their late 1st/early 2nd trimester with calves for $640/head.

None of the cows are over 4 years old and most are 3 years.

They all looked fat and sassy...

Wish me luck!



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> I just got back from an evening
> auction at the Fair Play
> (Missouri) Sale Barn. It is their
> first auction in some time, as
> other bigger Sale Barns have taken
> much of their traditional
> business.

> Here's what I bought:

> (BTW: The bull for all of these
> cows was a Registered Black Angus
> -- He is 5 and looked great and
> sold for around $650 -- I did not
> buy him)

> I got 4 Black Angus in their 2nd
> trimester for $535/head

> I got 4 Black Angus in their late
> 3rd trimester for $620/head

> I got One Black Baldie in her late
> third trimester for $620

> I got 3 Black Angus in their late
> 1st/early 2nd trimester with
> calves for $640/head.

> None of the cows are over 4 years
> old and most are 3 years.

> They all looked fat and sassy...

> Wish me luck!

What is the difference in prices? Different cow qualities or stages of pregnacys or both? Mabey none of my busines but just courious. GOOD LUCK! Al

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I don't realy think there was much of a difference...perhaps timing and or other distractions more than anything else...The three cows with calves I had a bit of competition on the bid.

I swang them by the vet on the way home this morning...all got shots and liquid wormer and a decent once over. I also had them pregnancy tested by my vet. So here is the results: 5 x 3rd trimester 1 late 2nd or early 3rd trimester 2 x 2nd trimester 3 cows with calves, open, (one calf of about a month and the other two perhaps three weeks, maybe younger, all heifers).

Since I already have three Registered Shorthorn Cows that I was going to get AI'd for Club Calf I shelved that Plan.

Reason being, when I got to the auction Barn today, the buyer of the Angus bull last night had failed to pay, and I was able to buy him for $650. He is about 1100 pounds, young and hand gentle...he will let you touch him any where and likes to have his ears scratched... I will let him breed the open cows, both the shorthorns and the more recent additions, as their time comes. He is the bull used on the other cows that are 2nd and third trimester.

Also I ended up with three Black/white faced baldies, rather than one.

Here is how my vet bill broke down, it should make some of you wish you ranched in Missouri:

Ultra-7/lds 16 @ $0.40 VS-5/Lep-lds 16 @ $1.30 Cydectin (/cc) 700 @$0.09 PiliShd/lds 12 @ $1.20 Routine Service 13 @$0.50 Roiutine Work 13 @$0.30 Preg Check 9 @ $2.50

Total: $138.00

No Other Charges or labor

> What is the difference in prices?
> Different cow qualities or stages
> of pregnacys or both? Mabey none
> of my busines but just courious.
> GOOD LUCK! Al

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Our vet is the same way, I can actually afford to have him do stuff for us. Not all vets are as reasonable, there are a couple around here that think they're in CA or something. They even over charge the dairys. We figured out a while back that in order for me to buy the vaccines etc it would have to be in such large bottles that we would throw half of it away. It actually works out cheaper to have the vet come out and charge his piddily 10 buck farm call.

dunmovin farms

> I don't realy think there was much
> of a difference...perhaps timing
> and or other distractions more
> than anything else...The three
> cows with calves I had a bit of
> competition on the bid.

> I swang them by the vet on the way
> home this morning...all got shots
> and liquid wormer and a decent
> once over. I also had them
> pregnancy tested by my vet. So
> here is the results: 5 x 3rd
> trimester 1 late 2nd or early 3rd
> trimester 2 x 2nd trimester 3 cows
> with calves, open, (one calf of
> about a month and the other two
> perhaps three weeks, maybe
> younger, all heifers).

> Since I already have three
> Registered Shorthorn Cows that I
> was going to get AI'd for Club
> Calf I shelved that Plan.

> Reason being, when I got to the
> auction Barn today, the buyer of
> the Angus bull last night had
> failed to pay, and I was able to
> buy him for $650. He is about 1100
> pounds, young and hand gentle...he
> will let you touch him any where
> and likes to have his ears
> scratched... I will let him breed
> the open cows, both the shorthorns
> and the more recent additions, as
> their time comes. He is the bull
> used on the other cows that are
> 2nd and third trimester.

> Also I ended up with three
> Black/white faced baldies, rather
> than one.

> Here is how my vet bill broke
> down, it should make some of you
> wish you ranched in Missouri:

> Ultra-7/lds 16 @ $0.40
> VS-5/Lep-lds 16 @ $1.30 Cydectin
> (/cc) 700 @$0.09 PiliShd/lds 12 @
> $1.20 Routine Service 13 @$0.50
> Roiutine Work 13 @$0.30 Preg Check
> 9 @ $2.50

> Total: $138.00

> No Other Charges or labor
 
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Anonymous

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1. Don't make a pet out of that bull. It seems that petting them on the head encourages them to butt against your hand. Bulls are very strong and can hurt you in a lot of ways without even meaning to. 2. Don't give up on your AI program. A proven AI bull can really improve your cow herd.

Good luck...

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I'd like to know if that five year old bull is the one that weighs 1100 pounds.

Jason Trowbridge Southern Angus Farms Alberta Canada

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The Vet guessed his weight at around 1100 pounds, said he's young, and rather stout. The Vet proclaimed him to be a great looking bull. I don't know how old he is.

He is Very Tame. In loading or transport yesterday he injured one of his hoofs, actually a cut just above the hoof. We treated it yesterday, and today on a visit for the prolapsed uterus (other forum) after seeing to the cow, the vet walked over to him, looked at the injury, patted him on the back, bent down and grabed the hoof and held it up to look at it more closely, the bull only glanced at the vet and did not flinch. When done the Bull got a pat on the hind quarter for being a good boy, and the vet walked away.

> I'd like to know if that five year
> old bull is the one that weighs
> 1100 pounds.

> Jason Trowbridge Southern Angus
> Farms Alberta Canada

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About 10 years ago I stayed at a friends ranch for the summer.

They had a tame Shorthorn Bull, that had been some form of Grand National Champion(Kansas City??). Well he was as large or larger than a bull buffalo, and he also would come up for a friendly scratch between the ears, or a scratch under the chin.

The real problem with AI here is that NO ONE within 70 miles seems to do it. There are NO AI Techs, those that did do it have all died off or retired.

> 1. Don't make a pet out of that
> bull. It seems that petting them
> on the head encourages them to
> butt against your hand. Bulls are
> very strong and can hurt you in a
> lot of ways without even meaning
> to. 2. Don't give up on your AI
> program. A proven AI bull can
> really improve your cow herd.

> Good luck...

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Anonymous

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Farmfest is in Springfield the week-end of 4 -5 & 6 October. There is an independent semen dealer that attends. He handles semen from everybody, not just one particular stud. I can't recall his name or the name of his business, but I'm sure he'll be there. He may be able to point you towards someone in your area. Also, your herd is big enough now, why don't you attend an AI school? It will open a whole new world of genetic improvement.

dunmovin farms

> About 10 years ago I stayed at a
> friends ranch for the summer.

> They had a tame Shorthorn Bull,
> that had been some form of Grand
> National Champion(Kansas City??).
> Well he was as large or larger
> than a bull buffalo, and he also
> would come up for a friendly
> scratch between the ears, or a
> scratch under the chin.

> The real problem with AI here is
> that NO ONE within 70 miles seems
> to do it. There are NO AI Techs,
> those that did do it have all died
> off or retired.
 
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Anonymous

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Dunmovin, I plan to attend Farm Fest! If you email me, perhaps we can arrange to meet one of those days. I will buy you an expensive cup of coffee (Don't remember what coffee cost, but a 10 Oz bottle of water cost $5 at the fair last summer).

> Farmfest is in Springfield the
> week-end of 4 -5 & 6 October.
> There is an independent semen
> dealer that attends. He handles
> semen from everybody, not just one
> particular stud. I can't recall
> his name or the name of his
> business, but I'm sure he'll be
> there. He may be able to point you
> towards someone in your area.
> Also, your herd is big enough now,
> why don't you attend an AI school?
> It will open a whole new world of
> genetic improvement.

> dunmovin farms

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Go to AI school -- there will be a class through SouthEast Community College in Beatrice Nebraska in the spring. Last year it was in Feb. From Springfield that would be about a 6 hour drive.

I'll be attending, let me know if you're interested and I'll get the information to you. <A HREF="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</A>

Ann B

> About 10 years ago I stayed at a
> friends ranch for the summer.

> They had a tame Shorthorn Bull,
> that had been some form of Grand
> National Champion(Kansas City??).
> Well he was as large or larger
> than a bull buffalo, and he also
> would come up for a friendly
> scratch between the ears, or a
> scratch under the chin.

> The real problem with AI here is
> that NO ONE within 70 miles seems
> to do it. There are NO AI Techs,
> those that did do it have all died
> off or retired.

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