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Old 07-12-2018, 06:14 PM   #51
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If I'm starting fresh in the cattle business what would be a good ratio number of head (cows heiffers) to go with?
I have 80 acres but only 25 are used for hay production today.

I'm thinking of going with (Br)Angus to start with

And should I do registered?


0% heifers 100% cows, non registered....either way youíre probably not going to make money with that small of a herd. Not trying to be pessimistic, itís just the reality.
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:03 PM   #52
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0% heifers 100% cows, non registered....either way youíre probably not going to make money with that small of a herd. Not trying to be pessimistic, itís just the reality.


Correct. We had 25 head on 100 acres for the last 6 years.
It just cost too much to maintain a herd that small with the limited income they produce. We sold out and ended up in the hole for thousands. Only thing they were good for is Agg exemption


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Old 07-12-2018, 09:15 PM   #53
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We are selling off our herd. DONT go to Buffalo. Their vet dont know what he is doing. Our long bred cows were not palpated or were marked unbred when they obviously bred. Somebody got some dang good cows on the cheap.


Or in your case, go buy from the Buffalo auction. You might get bred cows for better prices


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Did you tell the auction barn to pregnancy check your cattle? Also what age were they? I've seen people complain about what they get for their cattle but they don't tell the cow is 9 or 10 years old with a thin rear end. A few years back I had a 5 year old cow that got thin for whatever reason. I stuck her in a pen for a month with good worm medicine, syrup tub, and daily cattle cubes. Shoot a few months later I got top dollar for her. She was a slick looking cow. I should of kept her but I needed the money.
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:24 PM   #54
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Did you tell the auction barn to pregnancy check your cattle? Also what age were they? I've seen people complain about what they get for their cattle but they don't tell the cow is 9 or 10 years old with a thin rear end. A few years back I had a 5 year old cow that got thin for whatever reason. I stuck her in a pen for a month with good worm medicine, syrup tub, and daily cattle cubes. Shoot a few months later I got top dollar for her. She was a slick looking cow. I should of kept her but I needed the money.


Yes, we let them know to palpate every female in the trailer. We had several first time mommas and one older very healthy 6 year old. They were all plump and were with our bull for 100 days. They absolutely should have palpated.

The auction said sorry, their vet is dislexic and they had a hard time reading his numbers on the sheet. He didnt even check half of them according to the records. We got hosed. Big time



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Old 07-12-2018, 11:44 PM   #55
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If I'm starting fresh in the cattle business what would be a good ratio number of head (cows heiffers) to go with?
I have 80 acres but only 25 are used for hay production today.

I'm thinking of going with (Br)Angus to start with

And should I do registered?
Starting fresh I would buy bred cows out of a field from a reputable cattleman locally that you know well. Have them preg checked and if there all bread you wonít have to invest in a bull for several months.

Plenty of cows out there to be bought in groups of 20-50 head all synced up and palpated.

Just make sure you have some kind of history on them
Or you know the seller.
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Old 07-14-2018, 09:15 PM   #56
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Yes, we let them know to palpate every female in the trailer. We had several first time mommas and one older very healthy 6 year old. They were all plump and were with our bull for 100 days. They absolutely should have palpated.

The auction said sorry, their vet is dislexic and they had a hard time reading his numbers on the sheet. He didnt even check half of them according to the records. We got hosed. Big time



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You need to be in that auction bar owners face ASAP making sure he makes things right. What barn was it ? Itís some shady ones out there. Any chance you have photos of the catttle ?
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You need to be in that auction bar owners face ASAP making sure he makes things right. What barn was it ? Itís some shady ones out there. Any chance you have photos of the catttle ?


Buffalo. As a matter of fact, they were the ones i had for sale in the classifieds. We never got any bites on them so dropped them at the auction.


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