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dun

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Went to the local salebarn today. I think I should be raising goats. They were selling for $35-$38 cwt. 350 lb calves, reds, blacks or whites were $91-$96 cwt. Holsteins ran around 45-48 slaughter cows about the same as goats. Didn;t stick around for the heavier calves.
 

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I don't know what the sale barn prices are but I do know that goats are getting to be big business around here. There is a huge population of Latinos around as compared to days past. A lot of the grocery stores are realizing this and stocking foods they want.
In many cities now the Latinos are the majority.
 
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One price point that surprised me was a bunch of nice Holstein yearlings that were no saled at 250 bucks. Yet some Holstein bottle calf heifers sold for over 150. A darn nice guernsey cow with her first calf at side sold for 450 bucks. As usual at the salebarn I couldn;t figure out any real pattern except most everything except goats sold awfully cheap. 30-50 lb pics sold for about 35 cents a pound.
I've got the feed but not the room or I would have been really tempted to pick up some of those Holsteins and hauled them to the dairy sell next week.
 

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dun":2i4sm67v said:
A darn nice guernsey cow with her first calf at side sold for 450 bucks.

I would have been very tempted at that price.

Paid $450 for my first Jersey as a 2 yo, no calf. The second Jersey paid $350 as a 3 mo. (actually, traded a hog and $150). Both are now gone. That Guernsey sure would have been tempting.

Katherine
 

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dun, thats a really good price for that guernsey cow and calf. I too, would have been tempted to get them.
Funny about those goats, I have said for years, I should be raising goats instead of cattle. I might have already tried it had it not been for my fencing, and my wife. She dont like goats, even though shes married to an old one.. :nod:
 
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Limomike":rcpptqhx said:
dun, thats a really good price for that guernsey cow and calf. I too, would have been tempted to get them.
Funny about those goats, I have said for years, I should be raising goats instead of cattle. I might have already tried it had it not been for my fencing, and my wife. She dont like goats, even though shes married to an old one.. :nod:

The goat price was about half of what it should have been, but they're only a couple of months old too. The norm seems to run adout 85 cwt for a 85-100 lb goat.
 

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Goats have been down here for most of two years. Between drought conditions and most goat people buying a larger percentage of their hay, most have tried to get out, which has flooded our local market.
 

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If the demand for goats has come from the latino community, it may be down because many of the mexican population has headed back to Mexico, due to the loss of jobs in the country, especially the loss of all the construction jobs.
 
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RD-Sam":1fdl3p9b said:
If the demand for goats has come from the latino community, it may be down because many of the mexican population has headed back to Mexico, due to the loss of jobs in the country, especially the loss of all the construction jobs.

From the people I talked to the decline in goat proces has just started within in the last month or so. Could just be a seasonal slump or it could be the tightening of the economy. We don;t have much of a latino population around here.
 

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RD-Sam":1cc6i4eg said:
If the demand for goats has come from the latino community, it may be down because many of the mexican population has headed back to Mexico, due to the loss of jobs in the country, especially the loss of all the construction jobs.

I hope it hits here soon. We're busting at the seams but mostly from people up north. The radio stations are now calling us the "West-O-Plex" since we are not in the Metro-Plex but it seems like it. There's buildings going up all over the place. We don't dare ask, "What next?"
 

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The Boer Goat market has dropped drastically here in past 2 years. Everyone jumped on the bandwagon & now they are a dime a dozen (so to speak)!
I have a customer in Ma that shipped summer born calves last week.
434# hfr $78
444# hfr $85
532# hfr $81
586# str $88
 

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I went to a sale in SW Missouri Dec 27 and no one wanted to bid. I bought 40 cows out of one herd, mixed 3-7 year old 1200 lb springers for 635 per head. Could have bought cows with month old calves for the same price, but didnt want to mess with calves getting sick in the wet cold. Paid 55 cents per pound for some weaned 440 lb red steers. It was terrible what the market was.
When the sales opened up after New years, calves were 15-40 dollars per hundred higher and cows 100-250 higher. I sold those red calves for 95 cents per pound and they averaged almost 175 dollars per calf more than I gave for them and only held them 10 days. I also sold a large group of calves I had been holding for a better market. They brought an average of 20 dollars per hundred more than they would have in December. There was no skill involved, just blind luck. I have never seen the market jump so high in one week, but I have seen it fall that quickly.
No one I know thinks the market rise will last, but I hope they are wrong.
 

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and heres floridas for ya....

Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85%
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
905-1165 1068 47.00-54.00 50.89
1310-1570 1411 48.00-54.00 50.24
1290-1305 1298 54.00-56.00 54.99 High Dressing
1750-1865 1808 49.00-52.00 50.45

Slaughter Cows Lean 85-90%
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
705-720 712 40.00-44.00 42.02
715-790 743 31.00-36.00 32.60 Low Dressing
810-1085 950 41.00-46.00 43.39
840-1195 962 33.00-40.00 36.40 Low Dressing

Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
1010-1455 1280 56.00-59.00 57.36
1010-1215 1111 51.00-55.00 53.53 Low Dressing
1530-2010 1763 56.00-61.00 59.11
1565-2230 1898 65.00-70.00 67.94 High Dressing

Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 1-2
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
170 170 150.00-156.00 153.00
200-235 215 138.00-152.00 142.40
260-295 283 114.00-132.00 122.77
300-345 318 114.00-128.00 121.57
355-390 373 104.00-116.00 109.84
400-445 422 96.00-108.00 99.56
450-495 474 90.00-98.00 93.16
500-535 511 88.00-94.00 91.70
550-570 562 82.00-87.00 84.31
715 715 75.00-78.00 76.50

Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 2-3
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
220-240 233 120.00-128.00 124.80
255-297 286 112.00-120.00 117.08
305-345 330 104.00-112.00 107.27
350-395 372 94.00-102.00 99.76
400-445 422 85.00-95.00 89.58
455-495 472 80.00-90.00 84.93
510-540 522 77.00-84.00 80.16
555-580 572 77.00-78.00 77.80
600-640 622 66.00-74.00 69.43
650-690 674 61.00-74.00 70.15
750-795 771 60.00-68.00 63.42

Feeder Steers and Bulls Small 1-2
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
200-245 222 100.00-116.00 107.19
260-285 275 80.00-100.00 91.72
305-340 328 81.00-100.00 92.14
380-397 393 82.00-88.00 83.45
466-467 466 75.00-76.00 75.57
510-520 515 73.00-75.00 74.01

Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
260-290 279 92.00-98.00 94.46
300-345 322 82.00-91.00 86.37
350-398 388 80.00-91.00 86.13
400-440 417 80.00-89.00 83.44
450-477 466 83.00-86.00 84.19
515-545 529 78.00-83.00 79.98
555-595 583 77.00-84.00 78.82
610-645 626 76.00-80.00 78.38

Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2-3
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
200-246 238 88.00-100.00 95.98
255-295 275 80.00-92.00 86.03
315-340 331 74.00-78.00 76.10
355-395 376 73.00-79.00 76.12
400-435 421 75.00-81.00 77.63
450-490 470 71.00-78.00 75.35
515-540 526 72.00-76.00 73.88
550-585 565 74.00-75.00 74.65
710-745 728 70.00-72.00 70.98

Feeder Heifers Small 1-2
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
220-245 237 78.00-85.00 81.11
255-290 279 76.00-82.00 79.94
418-440 424 70.00-71.00 70.74



we have to sell some in a few days. theres no grass, and we can't aford to keep feeding them. a few calves and one cow i know of that i'll be lucky to get $40 outta her.
 

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Wow, I still can't believe the prices you folks post. Cows here are low but yearlings and calves are very strong.
 

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Here are the Tulsa Stockyards SAle prices for this week 1/12:

Oklahoma City, OK Tue Jan 13, 2009 USDA-OK Dept Ag Mkt News

Tulsa Stockyards, Tulsa, OK.
Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for Mon 01/12/2009.

Receipts: 3489 Last Week: 1813 Year Ago: 2975

Compared to last week: Stocker steers 2.00-3.00 higher. Feeder steers
steady to 2.00 lower. Stocker heifers 2.00-3.00 higher. Feeder heifers
steady to 1.00 lower. Weigh-ups mostly average with average flesh
conditions, few fleshy calves. Demand very good on lighter calves along with
good attendance of buyers. Receipts comprised of 47 percent steers, 36
percent heifers, 6 percent bulls, with 32 percent of feeder cattle over
600 lbs.
Slaughter cows 2.00 higher. Slaughter bulls steady. Demand high
especially on high yielding packer cows. A total of 382 cows and bulls
sold, with 45 percent going to packers.

Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
3 232 232 129.00 129.00
6 270-290 285 118.00-129.00 120.49
26 303-344 326 118.00-127.00 122.26
44 350-397 368 117.00-129.00 122.27
33 400-430 416 110.00-119.00 116.67
62 450-498 472 104.00-113.50 109.04
80 500-549 521 99.00-107.50 103.30
58 550-595 567 95.50-102.00 99.24
49 600-638 624 92.50-97.00 94.88
47 658-686 681 91.50-96.50 93.41
29 707-747 723 87.50-93.50 90.99
12 765-790 769 85.00-91.00 89.62
7 810-838 830 87.00-90.50 87.98

Feeder Steers Medium and Large 2
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
5 265-291 286 111.00-114.00 113.44
19 360-397 382 105.50-113.00 108.42
30 414-445 424 92.00-111.50 105.53
30 455-498 475 85.00-104.00 99.58
31 500-547 527 87.00-98.00 92.88
38 557-593 572 85.00-94.00 89.80
19 606-645 617 89.00-90.00 89.84
18 653-695 670 88.00-91.00 89.06
4 800-845 811 81.00-82.50 81.39

Feeder Steers Medium and Large 3
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
5 450 450 55.00-85.00 79.00
8 503-520 516 86.00-87.50 87.13
8 585-587 586 41.00-83.00 67.28

Feeder Steers Small 4
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
3 415-435 428 55.00-60.00 56.61 Corriente
3 493 493 60.00 60.00 Corriente
18 568 568 28.50 28.50 Corriente

Feeder ***Bulls*** Medium and Large 1
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
13 507-548 525 90.00-97.50 94.52
8 550-580 564 85.00-97.00 91.15
29 618-638 631 87.00-90.50 89.21
19 651-683 666 81.50-89.00 85.91
6 738-740 739 80.00-81.00 80.67
5 753-788 772 78.00-82.00 80.38
4 829 829 79.50 79.50

Feeder Holstein Steers Large 3
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
9 391-399 395 62.50-64.00 63.33
5 453-473 465 59.00-60.00 59.61
7 520-535 524 52.00-59.00 57.84
8 563-590 573 60.00-62.50 61.86
15 615-633 621 64.75-65.25 64.92
78 653-698 671 61.50-64.35 63.74
15 724 724 63.75 63.75
19 768-788 773 63.25-64.75 64.38
3 820-848 839 58.50-67.50 61.43
3 865-870 867 60.50-63.00 61.34

Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
8 252 252 110.00 110.00
17 312-345 328 94.00-106.50 104.22
45 356-398 378 93.00-102.00 99.04
79 404-449 427 90.00-99.00 95.91
79 450-496 479 88.00-96.00 91.43
71 500-549 529 84.00-94.00 87.52
77 550-599 579 82.00-86.00 84.68
25 605-641 626 82.50-86.50 84.52
15 650-685 662 86.00-87.50 86.33
11 703-735 723 83.50-87.00 85.74
4 803 803 77.00 77.00

Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
14 300-348 333 83.00-90.00 86.12
20 365-398 388 78.00-90.00 83.08
10 415-445 426 80.00-87.50 83.76
11 458-495 477 80.00-87.00 85.39
14 503-547 533 80.00-82.50 81.30
4 560-570 565 77.00-80.00 78.24
10 615-645 626 78.00-81.00 79.78
13 660-680 671 75.00-82.00 78.11
6 933 933 71.50 71.50

Feeder Heifers Small 4
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
5 325 325 57.00 57.00 Longhorn

Slaughter Cows:
Head %Lean Weight Average Dress High Dress Low Dress
Breakers 20 75-80% 1225-1775 41.50-45.00 46.00-46.50 36.50-40.00
Boners 44 80-85% 1000-1525 41.00-44.50 44.00-49.00 36.50-40.00
Lean 58 85-90% 950-1375 40.00-43.50 44.00-47.00 36.00-39.50
Light 25 85-90% 740-985 34.00-37.50 29.50-33.00

Slaughter Bulls:
Head Weight Average Dress High Dress Low Dress
Y.G. 1-2 24 1200-2450 50.50-54.00 55.00-58.00 46.50-50.00

Replacement Cows: Pre-tested for bangs, pregnancy, and age.
Medium and Large 1-2:
Age Weight Months Bred Quality Price
5-6 yr old 1100-1350 7-8 mo bred avg blacks 770.00-950.00

Pairs: Medium and Large 1-2:
Age Cow Weight Calf Wt Quality Price
4-6 yr old 1000-1100 100-150 avg blacks 1100.00-1185.00
 

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grubbie":36k4v5ih said:
Wow, I still can't believe the prices you folks post. Cows here are low but yearlings and calves are very strong.

There are feedlots within 200 miles of where you sell and major slaughter plants within similar distances. When I sell calves in Alabama, they are going to ride 100-200 miles to an order buyer's yard. After they get sorted with loads from other stockyards, they are going to ride 700 -1100 miles to a feedlot. By that time, they will have been mixed two or three times and their health status is going to be significantly challenged. In Florida, add another 400 miles of trucking. Obviously, if I were a Kansas feedlot I might pay a little more for calves that only rode 3 hours versus Florida calves who have been on a truck for days. I see the Tulsa price quoted on here pretty regularly and I know that our barns are going to be something less than that.
 
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