- Apr 8, 2021
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- Trinity County - TX
That is sound logic.I have posted this before but think this is a good time to repeat it.
A heifer kept during the high price part of the cattle cycle. Usually 10-11 years, will never be as profitable as one kept in the low price part of the cycle.
Example, a 600lb calf kept this fall will be bred next year and calve the next year. So her first calf, which is usually not the best one she will have, would sell the fall of 2025. The best part of her production will be at least 5 years from now during the low part of the price cycle.
A calf kept during the low price part of the cycle will be the most profitable during the high price part.
Sell heifers now and next year and get the profit you have been working for.
Keep heifers when they are cheap.