We took a heifer to the sale this morning. I've had her on CL for a few weeks, probably overpriced, but was just seeing what interest she might turn up. The market has been low. My sale barn connection told me last week the market has come up a little. They did not have a sale last week (Labor Day) so I expect today's will be a big one. Not sure whether that helps or hurts us. Hoping it helps as there should be more buyers. Anyway, I put the heifer in my daughter's name since you can't make the check out directly to the university. lol Cross your fingers everybody that Nala brings a good price.
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Shawn..not that it matters..but they did have a sale last week. Sold a little Guernsey bull the same age as yours..maybe a little older. Got only $290. Hope yours do better. I think I've noticed that not a lot of people (buyers) are at that sale anymore. Well, geez...had to edit this as I was thinking she was a 2019..Sorry I opened my mouth.
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Post by westxgrl13 on Sept 9, 2019 11:29:40 GMT -5
margiejd, about 95% of the time my mouth is open, it has my foot in it! Ha, ha!
shawn, I hope your heifer does great at the auction!
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Post by jerseyrose on Sept 9, 2019 13:39:53 GMT -5
Good luck on the sale Shawn! Goat prices were up so maybe cows too?
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Well, she weighed 970# and basically brought $1 per pound. $975. I asked my guy what the deal is. I saw others go through, same brockle face, etc, bringing $1.39 # I asked "is it lack of ear tags?" "No." He said, "her weight and being a lone heifer. She would bring more per pound if she were around 500#." I said "So I should have sold her in the spring, she would have brought more?" He said, "Maybe. The market has been really weird lately." Oh, well, it didn't cost me anything but some minerals and water to feed her this summer. The guy that bought her was right in front of me.
Net we got is $937, which I'm happy with as I had her listed on CL for $1000. margiejd I didn't know they had a sale on Labor Day. Thanks for that information. I shouldn't assume things.
jerseyrose Thank you. I think she was the best looking thing there, but I'm possibly a bit biased.
claytonpaul: A bull was put on her herd Late Last May so she was expected to be due between May1 and August. They quoted me August so I wouldn't be disappointing by a late arrival.
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