- Aug 9, 2020
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OMG, I am most thankful this Thanksgiving, that none of those is true! The volume...numbers... is one of the things that would make the sales experience as bad here as it is there. But I am most grateful that our cattle quality here is so much better. I realize that there and in other areas north and west, winter is coming, and a lot of areas didn't make hay, so people are having to sell off cows. This drives the price down not only there but all over. The superior quality of cattle in the SE is why our unweaned, black, polled calves bring as much or more per pound as those 45-90 day weaned, conditioned, vaccinated etc. calves do west of us. If you took the calves I am seeing at these sales and brought them down here.....and they weren't weaned, etc..... then yeah, I can see them selling for 50,30, even 20 cents per pound. You said you could get a 1200 lb Angus cow for a lot less than 3 Corrientes cost (That would be $750- $1050, maybe). I wouldn't haul a $750, 1200 lb Angus cow home! Our culls....slaughter cows... will bring that much.I am sorry that the numbers, quality , and sale experience of cattle in your area doesn't even compare to that in this part of the world. If you watched cows sell for $500-600 in Oregon they were going to slaughter. Hay is scarce and expensive. Bottom end and old cows are going to the sale by the thousands.