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I live in New York State. I don't have a great deal of money to spend so I will most likely be getting crossbred calves to start my herd. I need advice on what type of crossbred cattle would work well for my needs. I need cattle with excellent foraging and feed conversion ability, docile temperaments, are good mothers and will produce strong calves (beef or dairy) that will bring a good price at auction regardless of what age I sell them at. I want to sell year old steers, week old and, weaned calves (at least this is what I am planning to do). Any suggestions??? Does anyone know what types of cattle bring the highest dollar amounts in the NY & PA cattle auctions?

I bought a heifer calf that is a mix of 50% Red Holstein, 25% Angus, and 25% Charolais, for $180. She is 4 days old, weights 80 lbs. and, is extremely lively. She wants to eat everything. She has been coliostem feed. She has all 4 udders. She has a white face with a mostly red body with some white on it. Was this a good price?

Thank you...

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It's hard to say if you paid a fair price for your heifer; prices vary a lot in different parts of the US. Getting her directly off the farm is a real plus, compared to buying her through a sale barn. I hope she does well for you. Look into the Angus breed to meet the other requirements you've laid out. Angus cows are fertile and good mothers. Good Angus calves sell well at the sale barn as weaned calves, to feedlots as yearlings and produce a satisfactory carcass for the packers. The Certified Angus Beef premium is a target many people try to hit with their breeding program. Good luck...

> I live in New York State. I don't
> have a great deal of money to
> spend so I will most likely be
> getting crossbred calves to start
> my herd. I need advice on what
> type of crossbred cattle would
> work well for my needs. I need
> cattle with excellent foraging and
> feed conversion ability, docile
> temperaments, are good mothers and
> will produce strong calves (beef
> or dairy) that will bring a good
> price at auction regardless of
> what age I sell them at. I want to
> sell year old steers, week old
> and, weaned calves (at least this
> is what I am planning to do). Any
> suggestions??? Does anyone know
> what types of cattle bring the
> highest dollar amounts in the NY
> & PA cattle auctions?

> I bought a heifer calf that is a
> mix of 50% Red Holstein, 25%
> Angus, and 25% Charolais, for
> $180. She is 4 days old, weights
> 80 lbs. and, is extremely lively.
> She wants to eat everything. She
> has been coliostem feed. She has
> all 4 udders. She has a white face
> with a mostly red body with some
> white on it. Was this a good
> price?

> Thank you...

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Anonymous

In the MO Ozarks that would be a steal. Frankie is right, either angus or real angus, the red ones.

dunmovin farms

> I live in New York State. I don't
> have a great deal of money to
> spend so I will most likely be
> getting crossbred calves to start
> my herd. I need advice on what
> type of crossbred cattle would
> work well for my needs. I need
> cattle with excellent foraging and
> feed conversion ability, docile
> temperaments, are good mothers and
> will produce strong calves (beef
> or dairy) that will bring a good
> price at auction regardless of
> what age I sell them at. I want to
> sell year old steers, week old
> and, weaned calves (at least this
> is what I am planning to do). Any
> suggestions??? Does anyone know
> what types of cattle bring the
> highest dollar amounts in the NY
> & PA cattle auctions?

> I bought a heifer calf that is a
> mix of 50% Red Holstein, 25%
> Angus, and 25% Charolais, for
> $180. She is 4 days old, weights
> 80 lbs. and, is extremely lively.
> She wants to eat everything. She
> has been coliostem feed. She has
> all 4 udders. She has a white face
> with a mostly red body with some
> white on it. Was this a good
> price?

> Thank you...
 
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Anonymous

I don't know if you got a good deal or not. A friend of mine is in the dairy business and took 4 three day old calves to the sale barn. He left them in a pen in the back of his truck with a sign that said "Free Calves". After having lunch and shootin the bull (salebarn stuff) he returned to find that he now had 7 calves in the truck. True story?? I dunno. The best of luck with yours. I'm not a Angus kinda guy, but for your weather conditions (Angus hair up real good) and considerations you can't go wrong with a Angus.

> I live in New York State. I don't
> have a great deal of money to
> spend so I will most likely be
> getting crossbred calves to start
> my herd. I need advice on what
> type of crossbred cattle would
> work well for my needs. I need
> cattle with excellent foraging and
> feed conversion ability, docile
> temperaments, are good mothers and
> will produce strong calves (beef
> or dairy) that will bring a good
> price at auction regardless of
> what age I sell them at. I want to
> sell year old steers, week old
> and, weaned calves (at least this
> is what I am planning to do). Any
> suggestions??? Does anyone know
> what types of cattle bring the
> highest dollar amounts in the NY
> & PA cattle auctions?

> I bought a heifer calf that is a
> mix of 50% Red Holstein, 25%
> Angus, and 25% Charolais, for
> $180. She is 4 days old, weights
> 80 lbs. and, is extremely lively.
> She wants to eat everything. She
> has been coliostem feed. She has
> all 4 udders. She has a white face
> with a mostly red body with some
> white on it. Was this a good
> price?

> Thank you...

[email protected]
 
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