la4angus":pu0sffjg said:bubchub":pu0sffjg said:
I will bet the 18 to 20 mo. old bull is a much better animal, phenotypically, pedigree, and EPD's.
dcara":gug24ozg said:What are some of the typical terms of a bull sales you guys use? Are bulls typically garunteed to perform, or just sperm tested? I heard of a guy that tried to return a 2 yr old bull for loss of condition after the bull had been running with about 60 cows this past summer. Not sure how many the bull bred. On the other hand, if the bull had not been so busy on that many cows the guy might have tried to return him due to lack of productivity.
Cattle Rack Rancher":3budm1ih said:Bought a two year old Simm-Angus bull yesterday from the neighbor. Paid $150 delivered. I liked the Sire he was off of and his Dam is a nice looking cow. The neighbor said he'd be lucky to get that for him at the auction mart. He also offered to give me three cows for nothing, otherwise he's just going to shoot them and bury them. He says they are well into their teens and they'd cost him more to ship than the bullet will cost to shoot them. Have a nice day from Canada.
polledbull":1wjhuvu7 said:The first 25 bulls averaged $2975.00. Some of them were over 4000.00 for a few lots. Most were around 1500lb. But they got cheaper as the sale went on. They sold over 200 bulls .
Sounds like that "neighbor" is a half bubble off of plumb...lol. Doesn't he/she realize that you can EAT cattle? If too old, grind into hamburger. Three cows would feed a family of 2 for 2-3 years...
Cattle Rack Rancher":fw1lei6q said:Sounds like that "neighbor" is a half bubble off of plumb...lol. Doesn't he/she realize that you can EAT cattle? If too old, grind into hamburger. Three cows would feed a family of 2 for 2-3 years...
Thats part of the problem. There is so much hamburger up here right now, its not worth much. By the time you pay commissions and freight to get them to the auction mart, it costs you money. There's no place to get cattle slaughtered either. I've got two booked in for Jan 11/2005. That was the earliest slaughter date that they had when I booked them on June 22. Good Luck.