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Selling a few heifers - curious what youd pay

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I am about to sell a few heifers today. Have a few interested parties coming to look at them. I decided for the first time it was best for me to sell now rather than in spring as feeding through the winter is a killer. Both financially and in the mud and rain. They are 5 months old. Curious what you'd pay. Black Angus.2.jpg3.jpg4.jpg5.jpg6.jpg1.jpg7.jpg
 
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5 months old?
They look nice!
400 pounders?

My guess would be 600+. They are big girls. 1/4 Holstein, 3/4 Angus but I sell as an "Angus" as they are pure black, no markings. 2 are 5 months one is 4 months old. I get some big calves. At least I think so...

I was going to see if I can get $1,000 each for them? Out to lunch?
 

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I hauled some 750lb black angus/sim hfrs yesterday. $1.10/lb off the farm. I thought that was a little low, but the seller and the buyer both seemed happy. $1.25 - $1.35 would buy a lot of blk hfrs in this part of the country.

Thursday, October 8, 2020 - Special Feeder Sale

1714 cattle traded hands today with demand very good on the yearlings and moderate on the spring born calves! The sale featured 6 pot loads of steers and 6 pot loads of heifer., all in mostly very desirable conditon. softer, fleshier calves had fewer takers as most of our calf buyers are cutting beans!

Steers--Wt RangePriceRange
300-400#141.00to180.00Avg.155.00
400-500#140.00to175.00Avg.152.00
500-600#135.00to165.00Avg.146.00
600-700#125.00to153.00Avg.142.00
700-800#115.00to152.50Avg.138.00
800-900#130.00to148.25Avg.138.00
900-1000#108.00to135.25Avg.120.00
1000#/up104.50to126.00Avg.115.25
Load Lots
759# @ 152.50
830# @ 146.25
812# @ 145.25
802# @ 148.25
919# @ 136.25
1048# @ 126.00
Feeder Bulls-
700-800#103.00to115.50Avg.110.00
Heifers-Wt RangePriceRange
300-400#126.00to146.00Avg.138.00
400-500#125.00to156.00Avg.135.00
500-600#120.00to146.50Avg.134.00
600-700#115.00to140.00Avg.128.00
700-800#110.00to139.00Avg.128.00
800-900#106.00to134.50Avg.125.00
Load Lots
679# @ 140.00
746# @ 137.25
762# @ 137.50
758# @ 137.25
879# @ 128.50
850# @ 132.75

Please note:
The market report is reflective of the majority of classes and grades of livestock offered for sale. There may be instances where
some sales do not fit within reporting guidelines and therefore will not be included in the report. Prices are reported on a per cwt.
basis, unless otherwise noted
 
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Ok not far off. I am also in Canada where I tend to see higher prices paid than you guys do down South. I will see what I get!

I never sell by weight though. I posted at $1,000 a piece and got about 25 interested parties. Fingers crossed. I was surprised anyone would buy a calf this time of year. I sure wouldn't.
 
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I hauled some 750lb black angus/sim hfrs yesterday. $1.10/lb off the farm. I thought that was a little low, but the seller and the buyer both seemed happy. $1.25 - $1.35 would buy a lot of blk hfrs in this part of the country.

Great info thanks. Any idea what the ages were of those 750lbers?
 

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If they are 5 mths. old and over 600# then that would be over 3 lbs. ADG figuring 100# BW. Not impossible I suppose and if they can reproduce that they might be worth $1,000. What were they eating? Is that about $750 in US? Would have a hard time getting that here even tho they look nice enough. Here ain’t there so if you can get it good for you.
 
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If they are 5 mths. old and over 600# then that would be over 3 lbs. ADG figuring 100# BW. Not impossible I suppose and if they can reproduce that they might be worth $1,000. What were they eating? Is that about $750 in US? Would have a hard time getting that here even tho they look nice enough. Here ain’t there so if you can get it good for you.

Yes about $750 USD but it doesn't really work like a straight exchange. Some buyers yesterday said "calves sure took a big hit last week" and my response is ok well then go to auction...

The response was good to the $1,000. My 4.5 month old one which is smaller is maybe going to have to stay longer for me to get that price.

I feed them hay and grain all year. Not a ton of grain but I start them on beef text as soon as they can fight there way into the grain feeder with their dams. They are 1/4 Holstein. That's where I think they get their size. Both from their frame and the fact their dams have an enormous milk supply.
 

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I keep heifers for myself every other year. This is my year to sell. I have a few neighbors that know that. I single out my best 12-15, and sell them for $150 over market. Occasionally, I will deem 4 or 5 too nice to sell (look good, and out of my best cows). I don't feel like that's an unfair price, for a quality replacement heifer. I will actually background what I don't sell, and add $150 in value to them.
 
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I keep heifers for myself every other year. This is my year to sell. I have a few neighbors that know that. I single out my best 12-15, and sell them for $150 over market. Occasionally, I will deem 4 or 5 too nice to sell (look good, and out of my best cows). I don't feel like that's an unfair price, for a quality replacement heifer. I will actually background what I don't sell, and add $150 in value to them.

I like that system. I have had two years of only heifers. Not a single bull calf. Its been a different sale that's for sure.

I am keeping two of my heifers this year. Haven't kept one in 4 years. Yesterday I had a few offers on one of the 2 I planned to keep. I said I would sell her for $1,500 which is about $750 more than she is worth on the market but that is what she is worth to me.
 

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I like that system. I have had two years of only heifers. Not a single bull calf. Its been a different sale that's for sure.

I am keeping two of my heifers this year. Haven't kept one in 4 years. Yesterday I had a few offers on one of the 2 I planned to keep. I said I would sell her for $1,500 which is about $750 more than she is worth on the market but that is what she is worth to me.
I do some thing similar with the commercial type heifers as Big Foot. I never sell straight off the mom so I have some inputs in gathering them, culling through them, and getting them situated to sell. Plus, I have a little bit of a warranty on them. The auction barn deal doesn't fly with me either. Its usually more about this is what I will part with them for if not Im going to turn them out myself.
 

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There are a few guys here who sell registered BA heifer calves every fall for U$S 1000 to 1100. I would not pay that. I did buy some grade sim angus heifer calves for a bit less, but had to quit after two years. I just don't tolerate high maintenance girls.

I am retaining a herd of select heifers this fall. That means I am willing to pay U$S 700.
 
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Just got back from watching a few sell today. Might could get $1.00 today depending if the buyer can see the holstine. ....you’ll have to do the currency exchange.
 

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