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    Senior Member larrydc is on a distinguished road
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    Smile Dairy cattle prices

    A friend of mine and his son sold their milking herd today at auction, very good grade cattle and popular AI sires were used. They averaged just over $2000 per head. Apparently high cull prices and better milk prices has improved the value of dairy cattle. So does this mean that our net worth has jumped? LOL
    Larry

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    Senior Member dairyfarmmn is on a distinguished road
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    Did you behave yourself today? Or did Pete have to put you in a headlock? Hope you didn't have a "a ha" moment. LOL

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    larry, well, when you can get $1,300 for a big-a$$ cull, $2,000 sounds cheap. But it's still a good time to sell out.

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    Senior Member larrydc is on a distinguished road
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    Pete wouldn't let me bid but he bought 6, 4 cows and 2 close heifers. Beside ours I did haul 2 loads of cows for other farmers so it was worth the trip for me.
    Larry

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    Senior Member Normande is on a distinguished road
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    won't buy many cow with my check today a 1560lb cow brought $93.60 total, yes she was banged up and a swelled brisket. Just saying if they ain't #1's they aint worth the hauling. Got .57lb for the other cow (1270bs.)

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    Senior Member pldairy is on a distinguished road
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    sold a high SSC cow yesterday ,and she brought $.55,she weighed in at 1575,I think I gave her away????

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    Senior Member PERCY is on a distinguished road
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    Never know, do yah, NORMANDE; in our area, 70 cents is good. But a cripple, big knee, blowbag...they will fetch 45 to 50 cents! They say the hide is worth close to $200 alone.

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    Senior Member jupp is on a distinguished road
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    you guys ever consider sending your cull cows grade and yield?
    Living the High Life in WI since 1982

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    Junior Member LAKEMAN is on a distinguished road
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    I sell my healthy culls yield and grade and normally come out ahead. A word of caution if a cow is condemned you receive nothing. That is why my thin/unthifty cows still go to the stockyard.

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    nodaddy
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    We let our hauler make the decision whether to go grade & yield, or live. He knows the market and cows better than we do. Who knows what would have been better once you get the check. Sometimes the buyer won't take it any other way than grade & yield, if it thinks it could get condemned, or won't get up in the holding area, which has happened to us. Generally I would rather go live, in case something like that happens.

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