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I won't mention any names but just got off the phone with a freind. We live in central Texas and he bought some cattle that were at a respected sale barn. These cow were a little pore but overall healthy looking at the time. All had been toothed and preg checked. TB and Bangs checks also. Got them home and put them in their own pasture and the rest is history. They have come up to be the wormiest cattle I have ever seen. He and I both know to be carefull of sale barns but this sale was to be a "special". This post is just a warning for people now and later. These cows came from New Mexico and this is not a punch at NM. But another truck load is to be coming in to the state next week.

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What sale were they bought at? Also, what type of cattle were they - heifers, bred cows, pairs, etc? Just curious, because I live in Central Texas also.

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> I won't mention any names but just
> got off the phone with a freind.
> We live in central Texas and he
> bought some cattle that were at a
> respected sale barn. These cow
> were a little pore but overall
> healthy looking at the time. All
> had been toothed and preg checked.
> TB and Bangs checks also. Got them
> home and put them in their own
> pasture and the rest is history.
> They have come up to be the
> wormiest cattle I have ever seen.
> He and I both know to be carefull
> of sale barns but this sale was to
> be a "special". This
> post is just a warning for people
> now and later. These cows came
> from New Mexico and this is not a
> punch at NM. But another truck
> load is to be coming in to the
> state next week.
 
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Anonymous

> What sale were they bought at?
> Also, what type of cattle were
> they - heifers, bred cows, pairs,
> etc? Just curious, because I live
> in Central Texas also.

Sorry so late getting back. They were at Jordan Cattle auction in San Saba. This sale barn is known for having great cattle. They were bred cows, bred heifers. Mostly cross bred.

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> I won't mention any names but just
> got off the phone with a freind.
> We live in central Texas and he
> bought some cattle that were at a
> respected sale barn. These cow
> were a little pore but overall
> healthy looking at the time. All
> had been toothed and preg checked.
> TB and Bangs checks also. Got them
> home and put them in their own
> pasture and the rest is history.
> They have come up to be the
> wormiest cattle I have ever seen.
> He and I both know to be carefull
> of sale barns but this sale was to
> be a "special". This
> post is just a warning for people
> now and later. These cows came
> from New Mexico and this is not a
> punch at NM. But another truck
> load is to be coming in to the
> state next week.

Jordan certainly does have a good reputation, but I've never been to a replacement sale where the auctioneer made much, if any, mention about cattle being worm free , recently wormed, etc. Most folks that I know, if we don't know the specific rancher selling the cattle and know his program, simply "worm the hell out of them" before turning newly purchased replacements out into our pastures. On the other hand, I expect that the auction house and the vets better be very diligent (and correct!) about what they say is the estimated months pregnant, estimated age, bangs and TB tested, etc.
 
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>I purchase my replacements there also and they usually do cost more. However I figure the cost of worming every animal purchased when bidding on them. It costs a few buck, but worming is cheap if you can't find out who the previous owner was. I share your concern.

I won't mention any names but just
> got off the phone with a freind.
> We live in central Texas and he
> bought some cattle that were at a
> respected sale barn. These cow
> were a little pore but overall
> healthy looking at the time. All
> had been toothed and preg checked.
> TB and Bangs checks also. Got them
> home and put them in their own
> pasture and the rest is history.
> They have come up to be the
> wormiest cattle I have ever seen.
> He and I both know to be carefull
> of sale barns but this sale was to
> be a "special". This
> post is just a warning for people
> now and later. These cows came
> from New Mexico and this is not a
> punch at NM. But another truck
> load is to be coming in to the
> state next week.



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