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Post by Haytrucker » Wed May 16, 2018 9:49 pm

I reckon this site is aptly named. Best of luck getting them all worked and to grass. Don't forget to grease the hay equipment. Would 11 days a week be enough?

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Re: Pretty quiet

Post by Big Muddy rancher » Wed May 16, 2018 10:09 pm

Real quiet, busy time.
Hope everyone's calving is getting wound up and everything is healthy.
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Re: Pretty quiet

Post by Haytrucker » Wed May 16, 2018 10:53 pm

They are getting there. Never had a better March, but April has bit. We should wean more than the storms left for many...

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Re: Pretty quiet

Post by Big Muddy rancher » Wed May 16, 2018 11:29 pm

We didn't start until almost the end of April so had better weather then most.One hfr left from our 30 day breed, still have some cows left but the bulls were with them for about 60 days. I my shorten that up this year as well.

The market has sure took a hit the last couple weeks.
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Re: Pretty quiet

Post by Traveler » Thu May 17, 2018 5:50 am

There's always next year.

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Re: Pretty quiet

Post by 4Diamond » Thu May 17, 2018 6:25 am

Guess we can blame it on the infamous "wall" of cattle

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Re: Pretty quiet

Post by Brad S » Thu May 17, 2018 10:07 pm

Been very aggressive pull forward - I was thinking/hoping the pulled forward cattle would remove weight from the supply. At this point, probably time to hide and watch - I’m getting more and more concerned. If heat doesn’t rescue the industry, this fall - well I’m not gonna say it.

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Re: Pretty quiet

Post by WB » Fri May 18, 2018 8:08 am

Thing to remember about 2018 calf crop is it is going to be smaller than earlier projected.

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Re: Pretty quiet

Post by Brad S » Fri May 18, 2018 10:03 pm

I didn’t realize “18” calf crop is Smaller

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Re: Pretty quiet

Post by redrobin » Sat May 19, 2018 4:30 am

I wintered some steers that were to be sold in march. I leased some brushy ground and decided to summer them on grass only. Might be a mistake.

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Re: Pretty quiet

Post by WB » Sat May 19, 2018 7:28 am

Been a tough spring calving in lots of areas. Heifer slaughter for the 2016 cal crop ran higher than expected. Drought in many areas (including here) is a major concern still. Many reports of 25 percent death loss on the 2018 calf crop. For obvious reasons some aren’t going to talk about it.

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Re: Pretty quiet

Post by 4Diamond » Sat May 19, 2018 1:01 pm

redrobin wrote:I wintered some steers that were to be sold in march. I leased some brushy ground and decided to summer them on grass only. Might be a mistake.
How does one get so lucky to acquire such land?

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