Replacement Heifer Prices

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Jake

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What are replacement heifers bring in your areas? Friend has 100 head he wants to sell and trying to figure out where to price them at. Mostly black, probably weigh 750. Would $2000 be too steep?
 
your friend is right on the mark at $2000.thats more than a fair price for ready to bred heifers.
 
bigbull338":3ac943uu said:
your friend is right on the mark at $2000.thats more than a fair price for ready to bred heifers.

So what are they worth if they were born in Feb and weigh 750
 
Sterling Beef Tracker
Bred Heifers $1,600 - $2,585 [2,100 average]

so i would guesstimate 1,100? - 2085? [1,725 average?]
personally i would not pay more than 2.60 lb x 750 = $1,950 hd
 
Son of Butch":2qkeepov said:
Sterling Beef Tracker
Bred Heifers $1,600 - $2,585 [2,100 average]

so i would guesstimate 1,100? - 2085? [1,725 average?]
personally i would not pay more than 2.60 lb x 750 = $1,950 hd

In our area you can't touch a good bred heifer for $3000. Probably more like $3500. Plenty of junk around for $2500.

I came to $2000 the same way you came to your $1950. Figured they were worth a little premium to the steer market which is that 2.60 @ 750
 
People getting into cattle are having to pay some heavy buy in prices. I hope the market holds up long enough that they pay off.
 
3waycross":1kwm9p1a said:
bigbull338":1kwm9p1a said:
your friend is right on the mark at $2000.thats more than a fair price for ready to bred heifers.

So what are they worth if they were born in Feb and weigh 750
if you will notice thats over $2.50 a lb.but then again the feeder price is that or a tad higher.if they was reg open heifers they would be priced at $3500 to $4000.
 
Just wondered. I have a feb purebred Gelbvieh heifer that i may sell to another CT member. She is probably pushing 650 to 700 right now.

I want to treat him righ. Especially since he may have to come get her.
 
Told my neighbor to get in 2 years ago because he wants to have a cow/calf operation and now he hates me when I tell him what I'm getting at sale barn for my calves. You can't win if you don't show up for the game
 
Sold some bred heifers to a relative 5 yrs ago for$1000/hd. We're expanding now so I bought some bred heifers back from him from these same cows for $2400..least I know they're out of good stock..
 
Jake":3pjsnt6o said:
Son of Butch":3pjsnt6o said:
Sterling Beef Tracker
Bred Heifers $1,600 - $2,585 [2,100 average]
so i would guesstimate 1,100? - 2085? [1,725 average?]
personally i would not pay more than 2.60 lb x 750 = $1,950 hd

In our area you can't touch a good bred heifer for $3000. Probably more like $3500. Plenty of junk around for $2500.

What assumptions are people using to project a profit from a $3,000 bred heifer ?
 
Jake":3sap5ccc said:
Son of Butch":3sap5ccc said:
Sterling Beef Tracker
Bred Heifers $1,600 - $2,585 [2,100 average]

so i would guesstimate 1,100? - 2085? [1,725 average?]
personally i would not pay more than 2.60 lb x 750 = $1,950 hd

In our area you can't touch a good bred heifer for $3000. Probably more like $3500. Plenty of junk around for $2500.

I came to $2000 the same way you came to your $1950. Figured they were worth a little premium to the steer market which is that 2.60 @ 750

Send them north. I could find lots of heifers at the 3500 price. They would be home raised, and ultrasounded too.
 
Stocker Steve":2knei9nq said:
Jake":2knei9nq said:
Son of Butch":2knei9nq said:
Sterling Beef Tracker
Bred Heifers $1,600 - $2,585 [2,100 average]
so i would guesstimate 1,100? - 2085? [1,725 average?]
personally i would not pay more than 2.60 lb x 750 = $1,950 hd

In our area you can't touch a good bred heifer for $3000. Probably more like $3500. Plenty of junk around for $2500.

What assumptions are people using to project a profit from a $3,000 bred heifer ?


I would assume that they can get six to ten years of good production in a well managed program, even if the prices do slump a little, which I am not assuming that will happen - IF - good, balanced protocols are followed. That is the best assumption one can make if they are thinking PROFIT all the way!

DOC HARRIS
 
I called the guy we got are bull off of yesterday and he is selling his bred heifers for $2500-$3500. I am going to go look in the next week or so. I looked at them back in January when we were up there buying the bull and he had some nice heifers.
 
Stocker Steve":2gb2uldd said:
I do have some old cows, but I have never had all my heifers average out to produce 8 calves.

Stocker Steve-

I am not following your thinking, I guess! I am saying that with a well-managed program, a $3500 heifer can produce enough progeny to justify paying $3500 for her in the first place. In going along with your thinking, how do you suppose that producers manage to make a profit by investing $5000 to $10,000 per heifer and then continue to do so for years and years? It is not all "tax right-off" planning. To realize $2500 per calf ( average "guesstimate") for ten years is $25000 from your $3500 heifer. That is pretty good ROI even if she dies and you get nothing for her. AND - - if she was Registered you could flush her and using AI get a bunch of calves to help pay for your original $3500 investment.

DOC HARRIS
 
DOC HARRIS":pz2nabnp said:
Stocker Steve":pz2nabnp said:
I do have some old cows, but I have never had all my heifers average out to produce 8 calves.

Stocker Steve-

I am not following your thinking, I guess! I am saying that with a well-managed program, a $3500 heifer can produce enough progeny to justify paying $3500 for her in the first place. In going along with your thinking, how do you suppose that producers manage to make a profit by investing $5000 to $10,000 per heifer and then continue to do so for years and years? It is not all "tax right-off" planning. To realize $2500 per calf ( average "guesstimate") for ten years is $25000 from your $3500 heifer. That is pretty good ROI even if she dies and you get nothing for her. AND - - if she was Registered you could flush her and using AI get a bunch of calves to help pay for your original $3500 investment.

DOC HARRIS


Doc, I really question the profit in paying 5-10 grand for a heifer especially for an "average" producer. I suspect other aspects of the operation pay for these experiments unless of course they are part of the whole registered BS community.

Remember flushing requires recips and even those are priced just like others have quoted in this thread. As the numbers and prices get higher so does the risk and possibility of not being able to recover from such risk.
 

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