We don’t have much fescue here. I’ve tried the stock piling deal and it didn’t work for us. It seemed like they was eating wet cardboard, no or very little feed value is what I noticed. They do graze all winter it’s just not the primary source.
Those 3 & 4 year old cows bred 7 and 8 months for $735 weighed about 1200 pounds. That figures out to be about $0.61 a pound. I will let you guess where they went. Someone with fall calvers could have bought them and killed 4 older cows and been ahead with younger cows.It's a shame bred cows go to slaughter, but that's what the market is right now. With hay prices so high and water scarce many ranchers are bowing out or culling their herds hard. I think those that can afford to buy a few and weather the storm will real some rewards in the next two years. But then again my wife says I'm always wrong..Haha
Stockers made good money this year with the beef price increases. Next year' options will really depend on your feed. The 2021 feed I have is not high enough quality for stockers.Demand is strong. Will the fall run bring back us to the average for the last five years? Maybe not with inflation factored in.
It may be a good this winter to buy calves to sale next year in early summer. .
Pasture and grazing ground recovery over the winter and spring will play a big part of what we will be able to do next year if we don't get a lot of moisture this fall and a heavy snow pack.Stockers made good money this year with the beef price increases. Next year' options will really depend on your feed. The 2021 feed I have is not high enough quality for stockers.
Since I am forced to sell some many cows this year - - I think best case is a pasture recovery or renovation nex