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COF/Cattle Inventory Reports

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:13 pm
by 4Diamond
What did everyone see in the reports today? I'm not always smart enough to decipher all the numbers and what it means. A nice rain sure would lift my spirits more than these reports. We are burnt up, not near as bad as you guys west northwest but it's gotten real here this week.

Re: COF/Cattle Inventory Reports

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:35 pm
by Big Muddy rancher
I haven't looked but I sold my string of strs today, 814 brought $193.75 the lighter strs up $212 Canadian dollars. They were a bit lighter then past years but I am 6 weeks earlier because of the drought. If I had grass they would have been heavier then past years. I'm satisfied, they are gone, and not crawling fence anywhere close to me.

Re: COF/Cattle Inventory Reports

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:24 pm
by redrobin
If you believe govt numbers , we should have a lot smaller placement number this fall. I say it's bearish October and bullish April . Eventually.

Re: COF/Cattle Inventory Reports

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:58 am
by Faster horses
Big Muddy rancher wrote:I haven't looked but I sold my string of strs today, 814 brought $193.75 the lighter strs up $212 Canadian dollars. They were a bit lighter then past years but I am 6 weeks earlier because of the drought. If I had grass they would have been heavier then past years. I'm satisfied, they are gone, and not crawling fence anywhere close to me.


Sounds like a good sale to me, BMR. Congratulations!
Most likely they would have brought the same dollars per head regardless of weight. That's what is happening here.

Re: COF/Cattle Inventory Reports

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:02 am
by Big Muddy rancher
Faster horses wrote:
Big Muddy rancher wrote:I haven't looked but I sold my string of strs today, 814 brought $193.75 the lighter strs up $212 Canadian dollars. They were a bit lighter then past years but I am 6 weeks earlier because of the drought. If I had grass they would have been heavier then past years. I'm satisfied, they are gone, and not crawling fence anywhere close to me.


Sounds like a good sale to me, BMR. Congratulations!
Most likely they would have brought the same dollars per head regardless of weight. That's what is happening here.



Ya pretty much, I couldn't make the sale so will analyze it better when I get returns.

Re: COF/Cattle Inventory Reports

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:12 pm
by Brad S
Govt numbers may have accidentally gotten it right. Many, if not most of the really big yards are full up as in not trying to place more. If corn stays pretty cheap, these placements can build a mountain of beef. Modern genetics can hold up, even to previously unbelievable weights. I think the corn drought market is over done, but I always think corn farmers will get it done. Be interesting to watch

Re: COF/Cattle Inventory Reports

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:43 pm
by scout
The corn around here looks good but 150 miles away they don't even think it will be worth chopping. I think we are in for a wild ride both in the grains and cattle markets