We have marketed our steer and cull heifer calves a few different ways. Sometimes we go to the pre-sort sales, or the Simmental influenced feeder calf sales. But this year we sold privately. Last Friday we were quoted a price for both the steers and heifers in a weight range. We loaded them straight from pasture, delivered them an hour away and took a 3% shrink directly off of the truck.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
CALF MARKET VERY STRONG
We also shipped a few open cows that day. Unfortunately Crystal had to say good bye to one of her old girls - Lil Signature 2N. She hurt her hip on the ice last winter but still managed to wean off a 750lb bull calf in early August. 2N topped the market that day at $.72 / lb. bringing in a check for over $1300.00
We have also been working on show cattle, deciding on consignments for the fall sales, updating pictures of the donors and preparing for winter. Watch in the next couple of weeks for some exciting announcements on what we will be consigning to the NAILE sale and also to Checkers. Until then enjoy these wonderful fall days we are having.