Does anyone feel that a person can buy some light weight feeders, less tha 200 lbs., and make any money? I have tried to put a pencil to it and figured selling at 500 to 600 lbs. and it seems to me that even if the market fell back to what it was last year a person could make some money. I noticed this week at the sales that some calves went for $1 to 1.20 a lb. Am I overlooking something to be thinking this?
I am assuming that you are in Kentucky, looking at your log in name.
After checking the Kentucky sales for last week and this week all that I can find around the 200 lb wt. is holsteins.
Your large and med. 1's and 2's beef cattle are selling much, much more than $1.00 to $1.20 per lb.
Figure the discount that holsteins will take in comparison to the large and med. #1 & #2 calves, sickness problems with these babies and death loss and if you can make them work at last years prices I would say go for it.
If you don't mind would post where these 200 lb. calves are bringing $1.00 to $1.20 per lb.