Sure doesn't take care of expenses but tomorrow slaughter cows will be double in price to what I gave the first of November last year. But can't cull them all.Well their expenses have about doubled so sounds about fair. Now if we could just get our cow checks to double we will be back to breaking even at least.
Do you think this is partly because of the 4th of July Holiday coming up? Lot's of hamburger is needed for the Memorial Day, the 4th, and Labor day. (I learned this from Kenny).Sure doesn't take care of expenses but tomorrow slaughter cows will be double in price to what I gave the first of November last year. But can't cull them all.
Most of this area is 30-60 days from being done. The sell outs have already started. Hay is not an option.I think.the holiday.always has a little impact but I have never seen slaughter cows and bulls stay higher this long. I'm being told that it could be like this through August. Of course price should drop a little during the fall runs when lots of people normally cull off anyway.
Heat, drought, and a shortage of hay across many parts of the US could change the timing of cows being sold. A friend in TX and one in South GA have both started feeding hay. Neither will continue that very long.
The mileage is nothing....I'd do that for $3. a mile....the issue is (head-count-weight) I don't have that kind of equipment. Sure wish I did...of course if I could move 60 head (equipment costs) I'd probably want $6 a mile.We loaded 54 cows in that truck, and had about seven calves in the dog house. I think it was about 170 miles.