Saturday; Sold some light weight calves off first calf heifers that bred back immediately and Have to have a little break. A couple of scrub calves that brought in the 1.20's or so, but the ones that went in the graded pens were higher. 350-450 wt heifers brought 1.70-1.75.... that's what we were paying for steers a couple weeks ago. Steers in the 450-550 wts brought 1.80-2.20... most were in the 1.90-2.10 range. We sold only heifers and most were small but these 1st calf heifers were a mixed bunch that were supposed to get sold at 6 wts, guy quit buying and we stuck them out with a bull and so are mixed with no idea of parentage etc..... Talk is they are going to get higher.
Trying to talk son into weaning and holding the rest for another month. We have the corn silage to feed as we are trying to feed out the bag from 2021... haven't touched the 2022 crop we put in the new bunker last fall. I think that early-mid March prices are going to hit close to 2.50 for the steers here and heifers near the 2.00 range. We have had 2 quick cold spells but for the most part the winter is milder and wet and muddy, so we need to get this fed out and I would rather feed it out to these calves for another month.