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Selling steers wed

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:46 am
by redrobin
A partner and I are selling some steers wed . We bought them last summer , tough them around through fall and early winter on a brushy , cheap rent place. When hard winter got here in the middle of January we went to feeding them 8lbs per day and no hay, just browse. Grass came early in march so we cut them back to half. We cut them back to half a feed box( about 600 lbs) every other day around the first of may. They started in the 4wt size and weighed 880 yesterday. It might be a tough week to sell them but I'm proud of how they will work for the next man. We've kept them real usable.
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Re: Selling steers wed

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:53 am
by redrobin
. Nonimplanted by us. No sick ones in months. 106 head
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Re: Selling steers wed

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:18 am
by 4Diamond
$1.45

Re: Selling steers wed

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:43 am
by redrobin
4Diamond wrote:$1.45
is that a bid or a prediction?

Re: Selling steers wed

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:13 am
by Soapweed
Best of luck. Don't let the suspense get to you. :-)

Re: Selling steers wed

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:39 am
by redrobin
Soapweed wrote:Best of luck. Don't let the suspense get to you. :-)

Thanks Soap.

Re: Selling steers wed

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:56 am
by 4Diamond
LOL Prediction/uneducated guess/gut feeling

Re: Selling steers wed

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:05 pm
by redrobin
4Diamond wrote:LOL Prediction/uneducated guess/gut feeling

I'd say low 140s if things stay the same. I plan on 8 back, hope for 4 back though.thatd be for strait 8s

Re: Selling steers wed

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:48 pm
by 4Diamond
I saw the white Pete and jump trailer in the neighborhood today he might be adding to the sale bill for Wednesday.

Re: Selling steers wed

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:18 pm
by redrobin
Took some bulls to Devon I know. Might have picked something up

Re: Selling steers wed

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:00 am
by redrobin
I just love it when a plan comes together

Re: Selling steers wed

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:10 pm
by Texan
You should be a college professor teaching marketing. How about $135.75? Would you be happy with that? That's a prediction, not a bid.

That October fat board is probably wrong, so call somewhere and tell them to get a pen ready for you, then line up two of those big smokers to be sitting at the chute when the sale is over. You may as well be the high bidder yourself. Even if it's not wrong, they can't hurt you too bad for what they'll likely bring and what your breakeven will be. The trend has been to go from stupidly overbought to stupidly oversold, then back again, and back again, with no real basis in fundamentals for the stupid swings. If you really like the cattle and think they'll work for the next guy, keep owning the cattle, minus the partner.