mobetter11":1erm3yte said:I think last year the grand steer went for $30,000 and the Reserve was $25,000. The rest that sold went from between $10,000 and then down to $4500. However, last year the prices were down.
txshowmom":26n1qyou said:That it???? Don't they have a sale for the placing animals? Our kids get the auction price plus the markey price of their steer.
Hobby Hereford":s4hxypwv said:The local business are small and unfortunatley for the kids they don't like to bid one another up.
txag":1bdtj6fl said:Hobby Hereford":1bdtj6fl said:The local business are small and unfortunatley for the kids they don't like to bid one another up.
in our area, it's not just the businesses that buy the animals. individuals donate money as well. some people specify which kid's animal they want their money to go to & others just put it in a general pot that will be used to help bid up kids' animals that aren't bringing much. do ya'll have something like this going, too?
Hobby Hereford":ygdsb0zu said:No our area doesn't have a general pot, the kids have to find each potential buyer, it can be an individual but around here is pretty much farm country and quite a few people raise their own to butcher or have friends who raise them for them so they aren't going to purchase one at a higher price.
txag":2opgtw37 said:it sounds like there are a few things you could look into to help bring higher prices. while sometimes the folks giving to the "pot" are parents, there are lots of other folks who can't afford a whole animal but want to contribute something to help the kids out. small donations of even $5-$100 can really add up if you get enough people putting them in.