> Buyers will discount cattle with
> too much ear. Real Brangus (5/8
> Angus 3/8 Brahman) can and do sell
> well, partly depending on what
> part of the country you're
> marketing them in. Straight Angus
> may not always receive a premium,
> but they are seldom discounted.
> And there are more discounts than
> premiums out there. Certifed Angus
> Beef (CAB) is the American Angus
> Association's branded beef
> program. It is a higher quality
> beef than Choice or Select, so it
> costs more than Choice or Select
> beef. IMO, good black calves will
> generally outsell good non-black
> calves. Sorry black calves will
> outsell sorry non-black calves.
> That's because of the CAB premium
> and the Angus reputation for being
> efficient feeders. Remember, too,
> that just selling calves at a
> higher price doesn't always equate
> to being profitable.
Thanks Frankie and the rest of you guys, very helpful. Not many places you can turn to for theses type of questions, especially if you are new at this. thanks again.