- Oct 23, 2019
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- N Central Arkansas
bckinghorn said:Ky hills said:bckinghorn said:Ah, ok, thanks. I think I’m looking at crossing 2 speckled park with a LH bull and keeping 2 LH cows for purebreds my first year, and see how each does then go from there.
Now that I kind of have an idea, which do you think would be best to mix with? Speckle park are super good feeders so I’m leaning towards them unless someone has a reason that angus or char would be better.
I don’t know anything about speckled parks, but by the name a mix of them and longhorn would be colorful. Private sales might be alright but they would be docked significantly at the stockyards.
Yea I’m going all private sale is the plan. Want to sell the hides so, for the most part, the wonkier the better IMO.
I don't know how it works there but around here you have to buy the hides back from the processor or they charge more for processing. I was told that they have a contract to sell the hides so the profit from the hides is figured into their break even on processing. Might check into that if you plan on selling hides, by the time you give the processor what he wants and get it tanned might have more in it than it's worth.