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Where do you shop most

Where do you shop for beef cattle?

  • Sale Barn

    Votes: 25 52.1%
  • Online Auction – Cattle USA

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Online Auction - Superior

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Online Auction - Other

    Votes: 2 4.2%
  • Cattle Range

    Votes: 7 14.6%
  • Cattle For Sale by David

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • YouTube

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Craig's List

    Votes: 9 18.8%
  • Neighbors & Friends – I only buy local

    Votes: 14 29.2%
  • Friends – I shop all over North America

    Votes: 7 14.6%
  • Annual Ranch Auctions

    Votes: 13 27.1%
  • Liquidation Auctions & Sales

    Votes: 8 16.7%
  • Someone buys for me

    Votes: 3 6.3%

  • Total voters
    48

HDRider

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Where do you favor to buy your cattle?

Talk about your operation. Seed Stock, Cow/Calf, Backgrounder, a mix of, etc...

Thanks
 

BC

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I have a small herd of registered cattle that I raise to sell replacement females and an occasional bull. I also turn out stocker calves to use surplus grass.
 

slick4591

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I chose the "Friends – I shop all over North America" choice because with my breed I have to travel to find new animals. I've been from south Texas to Eagle, Michigan and to Long Beach, Mississippi.
 

pdfangus

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could not participate....

I only buy semen....

not a choice on the list.

the last time we bought cattle was nearly 40 years ago and we bought ten head of heifers from the farm where I had once been the cattle manager....with my cows those were the foundation of our partnership herd until my neighbor died. Only females we ever added were born here.
 

Rafter S

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It says I can select up to three, but I've used at least four of those options at one time or another.
 

Craig Miller

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I have bought craigslist and sale barn but intend to buy from friends or cattle range going forward.
 

Dave

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I buy at the local sale yard because we are so isolated it is always well under the market for the real world. But I sell on Superior or other internet means of selling. I like the idea of buying at the lowest market and selling at the highest market available.
 

WalnutCrest

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To start out ... buy, private treaty, where ever the good cattle are growing

Today ... don't really buy much except recips.
 

MRRherefords

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We raise registered Herefords and we prefer to buy at the local state sales. There are so many reliable breeders that we know personally that bring their best cattle and we always have a chance to get quality animals for less than we would pay privately.
 

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