Dras":q7rv72kf said:I am interested in finding out how much more it costs to operate a seedstock herd vs. a commercial cattle herd on a per cow basis. If some one has some information or knows where I can get some, I would really appreciate it. Thanks
la4angus jr.":2kvo1i9l said:Angus is the best.
dd":1ovha186 said:What about pasture cost, bull or semen costs, replacement heifer costs to name a few ?
dd":8uee2f13 said:Right you are. Well put, well said. Its those little costs we sometimes forget about that sometimes surprise us when figuring everything on a per cow basis. Property tax was a good example. Just to add some others: Insurance, repairs, equipment and labor.
la4angusjr is signed in as an anomyous guest. That is not me. I have no idea who he or she is. Just want to set the record straaight.Anonymous":23ckj82v said:la4angus jr.":23ckj82v said:Angus is the best.
Now there's an intelligent, fact-filled response.
Ok, listen up guys. The angus breeders on this board are starting to sound like the longhorn breeders used to sound. While angus cattle are a good breed and have their purpose in the industry, they are not the end-all solution to everything. I will not dispute the fact that angus are known for their marbling ability but the fact remains that other breeds can marble and grade prime as well. I also believe as you do that marbling equates taste but it does not necessarily equate tenderness. As we have seen, others will disagree about what tastes good which brings me to my main point. Not everyone wants to purchase prime beef. Some people (myself not included) prefer the lean cuts because of taste. Others prefer not to buy prime or CAB because of the price which brings me to another point. You sound as if everyone should raise purebred angus cattle. If everyone did (and they all qualified for CAB), the supply would exceed the demand which would bring down the prices which would then hurt your bottom line. Why not be satisfied that others don't agree with you and be happy with your premiums? Also, when talking about purebred cattle, the only reason anyone should be raising purebred cattle should be for seedstock.
So please stop the "angus is best" response to every post because while angus may be best for you they're not best for everyone and if they were, they might not be for you any more.
JPO":1a9wgyzb said:I don't know if this would also apply, but what about cost such as fuel for your tractor or truck to feed, fertilizer and weed spray for pastures. I know they don't go into the cow themselves but are sure expenses that exisist because of the cows.
Dras":2q75j3j3 said:I am interested in finding out how much more it costs to operate a seedstock herd vs. a commercial cattle herd on a per cow basis. If some one has some information or knows where I can get some, I would really appreciate it. Thanks