I see a lot of "junk" cattle at the sales I go to. For example cripples, skinny holsteins, etc. They often sell for less than $20/cwt or often times by the head for $50 or less. I figure when ranchers have these they just take them to the auction because it is close and a convienent way to get rid of them and the fact that the packer is over 100 miles away. What would these types of cattle bring if one took them directly to the slaughter house? Basically I was thinking about buying a trailer load of them at the auction and then taking them to the packing plant. I have searched the internet and have not been able to find prices for these type of cattle at teh packer. Does anyone know where to look?