how to sale feeder calves

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Barry Harris

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I got 5 angus feeder calves that i need to sale but dont know what is the best way to sell them . If i go to the local sale barn should say by the head or by the pound ? Or wait for a feeder sale were they grade them? I am kinda new to the selling part of the cattle business. any help would be appericated
 

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Barry Harris":bqxour8f said:
I got 5 angus feeder calves that i need to sale but dont know what is the best way to sell them . If i go to the local sale barn should say by the head or by the pound ? Or wait for a feeder sale were they grade them? I am kinda new to the selling part of the cattle business. any help would be appericated
I don't where you are but most all the salebarns here grade the calves and put them in a pen with others of the same size, grade and color. Then they are sold as a group. The are a few sales around that sell them individually, most here locally won't unless they are not graded.
 

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How uniform are your calves? How much weight spread? Age difference? If they look like peas in a pod, then sell them as a group by the pound. Otherwise sell individually.
 
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as for the looks they are hard to tell them apart but for one a month difference in age weight is on my mind . I am guessing about 80 pounds difference from the biggest to the smallest one(3bulls and 2heifers)

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How uniform are your calves? How much weight spread? Age difference? If they look like peas in a pod, then sell them as a group by the pound. Otherwise sell individually.
 

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Barry Harris":5jqq55go said:
as for the looks they are hard to tell them apart but for one a month difference in age weight is on my mind . I am guessing about 80 pounds difference from the biggest to the smallest one(3bulls and 2heifers)

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How uniform are your calves? How much weight spread? Age difference? If they look like peas in a pod, then sell them as a group by the pound. Otherwise sell individually.
You possibly could sell the 3 bulls in a group and the 2 heifers. To really take advantage of lot size you need more animals in each lot.
 

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