I've sold some cattle lately. I have a variety of breeds. Our main bull is a registered white beef shorthorn. Our cows are shorthorn, red angus, jersey and jersey crosses, other dairy/beef crosses, some charolais crosses, some other random cattle. I also raised a registered Charolais bull. Our cattle are dog gentle and most are halter broke. We prefer to sell private rather than salebarn but do sell some at the sale. I had a smaller Angus cross cow I bought that then failed to get pregnant that did not bring much at the sale barn. I sold her in may along with a shorthorn steer calf. He weighed 305 and brought $2.77 so $844. Then I sold the bull and got about $1200 for him. Hoping for more but he wasn't big. So some of my cows are mid sized minis. Piggy is a shorthorn/? Blue roan heifer 2 years old and 650 pounds . In April she has a 25 pound white heifer. She didn't make enough milk to raise her so we pulled the calf and bottle raised her. We sold the baby heifer last week. I advertised her for $2000 and sold her in 30 minutes. I had 10 people begging to buy her if that deal fell through. It went through. How is a 60 pound 3 months old calf worth more than a yearling registered charolais bull? So we had thought of selling Piggy but if I can sell a calf off her every year for $2000 as a bottle calf, I will keep her. I'm going to go ahead and sell these other babies that are born to my small cows as bottle babies. No reason to stress the cow raising a calf when I can get more for the baby at a week old than I can get for it at 8 months. What do you all think?