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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
Oh yeah. They will sell groups of calves from singles all the way up to 100 or 150 or so.

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.
 
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Oh yeah. They will sell groups of calves from singles all the way up to 100 or 150 or so.

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.
So are people there weaning the calves, then feeding...conditioning...them for 90 days or whatever, or are these calves weaned the day you take them to the sale, like we do here? The reason I asked was, looking at the market reports for this barn, the prices were the same or less than they were here that week.
 

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So are people there weaning the calves, then feeding...conditioning...them for 90 days or whatever, or are these calves weaned the day you take them to the sale, like we do here? The reason I asked was, looking at the market reports for this barn, the prices were the same or less than they were here that week.
They don't say on their market report.
Enids report will specify weaned or unweaned. It takes all kinds here..
Lots of people trailer wean.
Lots wean and condition. Ive come to the conclusion I don't have the time or space to wean properly.
I like this report....
A LOT of the lighter calves this time of year are unweaned tho
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It would also be nice if PCS would post sale results of stuff they advertise. Such as those horned cows.
They are hit or miss on market reports
 
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These first 4 groups of steers will most likely sell all in one draft each tomorrow.
The 200 others will be smaller groups..

I'll keep an eye out for some black corriente mamas....
 

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