Thanks that makes sense now
> A slide is a way to base calves at
> a certian weight but to alter the
> actual price on what the calves
> For example; if you base your
> calves at 500 pounds and the
> agreed price is $1.00 a pound or
> $100/cwt, and the calves actually
> weigh 525 pounds, the price slides
> down according to the slide agreed
> on. Let's use a .05 slide. That
> means for every pound the calf is
> over the base (500) the price goes
> down 5 cents a cwt or .05 cents a
> pound. 25x.05=1.25. So the
> 525pound calves would bring 98.75
> or $518.44 per head, instead of
> the base of $500.
> Weighed on the truck as opposed to
> weighed on a scale where the
> cattle only are weighed. The
> manure is also weighed on the
> truck. However, some areas a truck
> scale is far closer than a cattle
> scale, and the cattle don't have
> to be unloaded and reloaded.
> Shrinkage is weight cattle lose in
> transit, handling or a 'pencil
> shrink' of what the cattle would
> lose if hauled or marketed other
> than at the farm/ranch.
> Who pays the shipping is part of
> the price, if the buyer has to pay
> he will reduce the bid, or he will
> throw it in as a bonus to get
> better calves for the same money.
> If you haul to a sale barn, you
> pay the shipping in and the buyer
> pays it going to his destination.