Good afternoon, Aaron -Aaron wrote:As a fellow seedstock producer, one thing I have found that the commercial guys seem to like is a payment option. Let them have the choice of paying everything out for their purchases versus over a period of time with the importance being on NO INTEREST. Here in Canada, I think payment plans are what could save some of the seedstock guys at this point in the game. Most guys still want their cash totally up-front, or 50/50 over a couple months. I say, if you want me to buy a $3000 bull, at the most, I pay you 50% now and 50% when the first calves come. I would more likely prefer it if I could pay for the bull over 4 installments or such.
Even in these poor times up North, I could probably offer $1200 bred pairs and offer a 4 installment payment plan over 1 year with many takers. The key to the purebred business is to pay attention to all the little things.
Denny wrote:HONEST CATTLE thats what they can do for me if they hide the feed tanks over the hill then say they dont grain the cows or hide the creep feeders.To me thats not honest.
If your cattle are the right kind they will sell themselves but you need to offer the type of bulls that will garner top money with no strings always remember your a rancher not a banker.Usally the payment plans are hard to collect on and will wreck friendships faster than anything.
Also how sharp are their knives do they cut any calves there are some out there that think every bull calf is a herd bull just because he looks good on paper doesnt make em good..