Hiefers are gone, some had calves in them. Weaned calves and the heifers didn't have the frame, but graded well. Those without calves did well.
I think everyone should sell at least some calves on the grid at some point. It really opens your eyes and does change some thought processes.
One reason I do well is I worked in a decent sized lot at one point and learned to sort. I feed at a small lot that lets me sort my own. Here's a secret I don't want too many to know. Tyson will take a gooseneck load.,
Why is that important??? Well, at a big lot, they take the top cut to fill a truck. My experience is filling out loads is the tal wagging the dog. On my deal, I sort out the ones that look to grade and put them in a gooseneck. That raises my percentage a lot. And, admittedly, I am small and need all the percentages to go my way.
Those calves I bought right after the BSE deal when everyone was running scared. Was a lot easier to pick and choose,
The difference between a rut and a grave is the depth