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Steak For Sale...
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Texas    Posted 08-05-2004 at 10:46:03       [Reply]  [No Email]

I've got 140, do I hear 145, 145 hey 145....


egh    Posted 08-05-2004 at 11:51:48       [Reply]  [No Email]

thats some fine looking bovine ya got there! what
do ya think is wrong with mine?


Texas    Posted 08-05-2004 at 11:57:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Looks to me like one of them inbred Mexican cows.
Got a little peacock and shetland pony in it!


EngineerJoyce    Posted 08-05-2004 at 11:48:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Question: What size / weight are they?

Pictures are deceiving and I'm a bad guesser!
EJ

BTW them's some good lookin' cuties.


Texas    Posted 08-05-2004 at 11:55:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Those are about 400-450 lbs. You can purchase them direct from me today or at the Raywood auction barn Monday :)


EngineerJoyce    Posted 08-05-2004 at 12:38:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
That's a nice weaning size.

Last batch we weaned (end of May) was 7 to 9 months old. They were creeped while on momma, so they never lost an ounce. We kept them up with grain and hay until the 2nd week of July and - OH BOY!

The smallest was 535 lbs and brought $116/cwt. The largest was 720 lbs and got us $102/cwt. Best calf sale EVER! Best of luck to you and yours! ...we may actually break even this year...


Texas    Posted 08-05-2004 at 12:44:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Prices last week on 400-500 were running $120/cwt, 300-400 was at $140/cwt. Ill do better than break even on these. Didnt creep as grass was plentiful until here these past two weeks.
Those above are about 5-6 months old.


EngineerJoyce    Posted 08-05-2004 at 13:58:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
That "break-even" was tongue-in-cheek. we'll more than do that! We don't creep for lack of grass. Just to make an easier weaning transition. They don't lose any weight at weaning. And we don't keep the feeder full either. Hubby puts in 100-200# a week, it lasts a few days, then it stays empty for a couple days. Gets them used to it and they come to you for their treat. I think they wean a little heavier without pulling the cows down as much too.
Every operation has a different way. ;-) we're just too darned independent!
Good luck on the sale.


Clod    Posted 08-05-2004 at 10:49:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
I got a lasso ,,i think i know where those steers are.Im getting hugry fer beef.


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