texanstraders":1o5222va said:had 2 nice calves I sent to the Emory Texas Auction on Tuesday...One weighed 520, the other was 595. Both were good stocky healthy calves...Got a check for $805 today....That was a let down...
Stocker Steve":3jjyk0vq said:Corn is less but not cheap and I suspect most feedlots are still losing money.
There should be some profit in taking calves to grass next spring. Price roll back looks like 0 to 10 cents per pound.
With the 2008 price of chemical fertilizer - - buying in hay and by products to feed short term cows looks reasonable IF you have an effective use for the manure fertility.
- Seems like an old time livestock/crop rotation is the way to go if you like dirt farming. Oats was the 2008 money crop here.
- Seems like freezer beef is the way to go if you like marketing. We sell grass feed beef for $2.25 per pound.
- Seems like buying short term cows is the way to go if you want to gamble on a turn around. The 1100 to 1250# cows have been running $450 to $550 per head here.
You can say that again, costs $19 a pound for tenderloin. Somebody's getting pooched...stocky":iasf7q7i said:At Exeter, Missouri today calf prices were terrible.
No noticeable decline in meat prices in the store, however.