> I'VE BOUGHT 16 STEERS WEIGHING
> FROM 500 TO 800 POUNDS (BLACK
> ANGUS). I HAVE 30 ACRES OF GOOD
> PASTURE. I PLAN ON KEEPING THEM
> UNTILL THIS FALL. I'LL FEED 5# OF
> A 12% MIX PER HEAD PER DAY IN
> ADDITION TO PASTURE AND FREE
> CHOICE MINERAL. WHAT WILL BE THE
> BEST WAY FOR ME TO SELL THIS FALL?
> I CAN'T FIND A CATTLE MARKET IN MY
> AREA (SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY) THAT
> BUYS VERY MANY STEERS THIS SIZE. You are like me I am from middle Tn. and we just don't have a market for those kinds of cattle.Many years ago my dad would feed out big steers and heifers and send them to a packing plant in Knoxville but I believe thay are no longer in business.A few years ago I was in middle Indiana (can't remember the town) went to a salebarn and they were selling fed cattle there very well they had two or three buyers bidding for them.You are alot closer to Indiana than I am and I considered hauling a load up there.Decided against it because of the distance.Your cattle (and mine)can't compete with Indiana fed cattle those buyers can tell if they've been eating grass as opposed to full feed.I prefer to feed small cattle Eastern cattle company from Kentucky buys most of the feeders in this area probably your area to.