- Dec 17, 2019
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- N. Central boonies, Oklahoma
Oh yeah. They will sell groups of calves from singles all the way up to 100 or 150 or so.No, I was wondering about the calves on the market reports, the different weight categories for heifers and steers. Just wondered if this was a place like all of our western friends talk about, selling conditioned caalves in pot loads, the whole ring is a scale and they weigh the group, etc. Or if it was like here..you wean your calves at about 6 mos, or whenever they weigh 400-450 lbs, , they are not conditioned, and they sell and are weighed one at a time
Most small operators only have 5 to 50 calves at a time. They will sort em by like kind/weight/color etc and gender and sell em in groups. Say a guy has 50 calves. Mixed heifers and bulls/steers. They will sort em up by consignor. Each consignors group of 50 calves could sell in 5 batches. Or 20 batches, depends how mixed up they are.
If they all match up real nice, they will sell one group of heifers and one group of bulls/steers. That's the ticket really!
All the same.
They sell great that way.