Faster horses wrote:Hope you got in to warm up! Where is your snow? Looks bare there compared to here!! NW Montana is really getting hit.
I see you still are riding your faithful companions (same horses). So hard to find good replacements, isn't it?
Loved your 'corral' and how you worked the heifers and they look really good! When do they sell and where?
That is some kind of a cooker. Will they use it commercially? WOW!
As for snow, we now have plenty. A couple weeks ago, we got about a foot and a half, and then a few days later we got another couple inches. Today and tonight, we have a possibility of receiving 4-8 inches. The hay is going fast.
We sold 64 head of 4-year-old cows at Valentine Livestock on January 19th. They averaged $1750 per head, which was a good ticket. We also offered 100 head of home-raised bred heifers. They were bull-bred, with a sixty day calving season, to start calving on February 22nd. It seems like bred heifer buyers prefer to purchase those that are AI'd with a short calving window. The first draft of our heifers came through and weighed 1051 pounds. The final bid on them was $1475. Knowing that these were the best of the heifers, and that the lighter heifers would bring less money, I decided to just not sell any of them and take a chance on the future, for better or for worse. With a brand-new president having the qualities of Donald Trump, I have faith that this country will become great again. I think the cattle business will once again be a prosperous proposition, as there are lots of hungry people in this old world who love the taste of BEEF. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.
The heifers have been placed with a young man who will calve them out and summer them for us until November 1st.
As for the cooker, Josh will probably eventually use it in a commercial manner.